Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Sunday, May 31, 2020
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133359)
 Advice (161073)
 Affiliate Programs (34739)
 Art and Culture (73727)
 Automotive (145702)
 Blogs (75113)
 Boating (9843)
 Books (17221)
 Buddhism (4126)
 Business (1328910)
 Business News (426349)
 Business Opportunities (366300)
 Camping (10965)
 Career (72749)
 Christianity (15847)
 Collecting (11638)
 Communication (115065)
 Computers (241958)
 Construction (39001)
 Consumer (49683)
 Cooking (17063)
 Copywriting (6581)
 Crafts (18205)
 Cuisine (7543)
 Current Affairs (20407)
 Dating (45786)
 EBooks (19689)
 E-Commerce (48212)
 Education (185289)
 Electronics (83505)
 Email (6398)
 Entertainment (159861)
 Environment (28941)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5447)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110917)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196406)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11843)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310392)
 Fitness (106315)
 Food & Beverages (62903)
 Free Web Resources (7938)
 Gambling (30231)
 Gardening (25130)
 Government (10521)
 Health (629810)
 Hinduism (2205)
 Hobbies (44051)
 Home Business (91565)
 Home Improvement (251397)
 Home Repair (46160)
 Humor (4831)
 Import - Export (5453)
 Insurance (45142)
 Interior Design (29576)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190994)
 Internet Marketing (146383)
 Investment (22837)
 Islam (1167)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80563)
 Link Popularity (4593)
 Manufacturing (20843)
 Marketing (98843)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18213)
 Music (27012)
 New to the Internet (9494)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129636)
 Organizing (7803)
 Party Ideas (11856)
 Pets (38078)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12681)
 Public Speaking (5633)
 Publishing (7525)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126636)
 Recreation & Leisure (95330)
 Relationships (87567)
 Research (16163)
 Sales (80327)
 Science & Technology (110238)
 Search Engines (23468)
 Self Improvement (153122)
 Seniors (6235)
 Sexuality (35945)
 Small Business (49308)
 Software (82998)
 Spiritual (23471)
 Sports (116108)
 Tax (7659)
 Telecommuting (34066)
 Travel & Tourism (307694)
 UK Property Investment (3121)
 Video Games (13428)
 Web Traffic (11731)
 Website Design (56836)
 Website Promotion (36579)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35781)
Author Spotlight
MILI BOSE

I am a Marketing professional with more than 10 years of experience in this industry. I help online ...more
MARVELL LAWSON

Marvell Lawson is an author, professional speaker, and communication coach who works with individual...more
DAMIAN POWELL

Demonstrated exceptional leadership in the government and private sector at an executive level. Skil...more
S.M. AZIZUR RAHMAN

Hi,I am a freelance writer, blogger and digital marketing professional. To find my contents, please ...more
SHOVON JOARDER

Shovon Joarder has been working as Freelance Marketing Project Manager for over four years. He also ...more


Basics of HIPAA and HITECH Compliance by Cleo Gib





Article Author Biography
Basics of HIPAA and HITECH Compliance by
Article Posted: 02/17/2017
Article Views: 422
Articles Written: 86
Word Count: 516
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Basics of HIPAA and HITECH Compliance


 
Computers

The HITECH Act of 2009 expanded a business's responsibilities related to protecting individuals' privacy, as initially outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). While technology provides businesses with a lot of excellent benefits relating to ease of access, it also means that there are a number of security risks that must be considered and mitigated as much as possible.

This blog will give you a basic outline of what you'll need to maintain HIPAA and HITECH compliance. However, the full depth of this topic is much more complicated than can be outlined here, so make sure you consult with a professional to ensure that your business is in compliance.

Physical Protections

Even though the vast majority of information these days is digital, you still need to provide some physical protections if you keep any health information regarding your employees, clients, or patients. Examples of necessary physical protections include the following:

  • Data backup and storage - The information you maintain should have automatic backup to a remote location, such as in a "cloud" system.
  • Facility security - Wherever you choose to back-up your data to, that facility should have in-depth security such as video surveillance and limited access to the server rooms.
  • Disaster mitigation and recovery - The server location should also have fire suppressants and recovery plans to ensure that the backed-up data is protected in the event of a disaster.

Since you probably won't be backing up your data to your own servers, ensure that the provider you choose has all of these security measures and more if you want to be compliant with HITECH and HIPAA.

Access Control

Limiting access to the data you have is a central part of maintaining compliance. Ensure that whatever data storage system you use requires unique logins and has an automatic logoff feature. It should also offer both encryption and decryption of all data, both while the data is in transit (such as being shared with the individual) or at rest (simply being stored on your drives).

Administrative Safeguards

Your system also needs to have administrative abilities that allow you to closely monitor and protect the data you are storing. This includes the following:

  • Login monitoring - Administrators need to be able to see who is accessing what data, as well as keep track of any changes that are made to the data being stored.
  • Limiting access - You should also be able to assign different users of your system different levels of access. For example, someone in your call center may be able to access only patient names and contact information, while members of upper management can access full records.

These types of safeguards are only the beginning when it comes to HIPAA and HITECH compliance. The true depth and breadth of these 2 compliance acts can be overwhelming, especially as it pertains to your IT systems. Make sure that you work with a professional in designing and maintaining compliant systems so that you don't face penalties and fines for being in violation of these acts.

Related Articles - hitech, compliance,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 

Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
Name:
Email:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
 
Please enter the code in the image:



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance


TIM FAY

I am not a writer nor am I trying to become a writer. I am an average person with average intelligen...more
GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
ADRIAN JOELE

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
JOANNE IRELAND

Joanne Ireland, a 30-year veteran of the meeting and event planning industry, is Founder and Preside...more
JOANNA MORGAN

Joanna Morgan has a huge passion for making money online from home and enjoys traveling around the w...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
GITESH TRIVEDI

Working as Technical Lead in Dbametrix Solutions. Have an experience of 12+ years in Oracle domain. ...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license