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HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Security Rule


The HIPAA Security Rule requires appropriate Administrative, Physical, and Technical Safeguards to ensure the
confidentiality, integrity, and security of protected health information (PHI).

The Security Rule consists of three categories.

Technical Safeguards
Physical Safeguards
Administrative Safeguards

Technical Safeguards

There are 5 standards listed under the Technical Safeguards section.

• Access Control 
• Audit Controls 
• Integrity 
• Authentication 
• Transmission Security Access Control

Physical Safeguards

Physical Safeguards are a set of rules and guidelines that focus on the physical access to PHI.

•Facility Access Controls
•Workstation Use
•Workstation Security
•Device and Media Controls

Administrative Safeguards

The Administrative Safeguards are a collection of policies and procedures that govern the conduct of the workforce,
and the security measures put in place to protect PHI.

 •Security Management Process
 •Assigned Security Responsibility 
 •Workforce Security 
• Information Access Management 
 •Security Awareness and Training 
 •Security Incident Procedures 
 •Contingency Plan 
 •Business Associate Contracts and Other Arrangements