HIPAA established the Security Rule to ensure that all covered entities have implemented safeguards to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and access of PHI.

There are two types of implementation specifications: “required” and “addressable.”  Wherever the Security Rule reads “required,” that specification must be implemented; whereas, if it says “addressable,” there is some wiggle room in exactly how you comply with that specific standard.

The HIPAA Security Rule is multifaceted.  For a close read, please check out the article in our Support Center article here.

2 Comments

  1. Flora Preston on March 24, 2014 at 5:09 am

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  2. Flora Preston on March 24, 2014 at 5:09 am

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