HIPAA

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HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. All entities which maintain and or transmit electronic healthcare data are required to comply.

Links to US Federal Security Standards & Recommendations

Department of Health and Human Services, Educational Series: Security 101 for Covered Entities

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/securityrule/security101.pdf

Department of Health and Human Services, Educational Series: Administrative Safeguards

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/securityrule/adminsafeguards.pdf

Department of Health and Human Services, Educational Series: Physical Safeguards

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/securityrule/physsafeguards.pdf

Department of Health and Human Services, Educational Series: Technical Safeguards

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/securityrule/techsafeguards.pdf

NIST – HIPAA Security Rule Toolkit

http://scap.nist.gov/hipaa/

HIPAA Security Checklist

http://www.ihs.gov/hipaa/documents/ihs_hipaa_security_checklist.pdf

Industry Resources

HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin

http://hipaacow.org/resources/

SANS HIPAA Security Policies

http://www.sans.org/security-resources/policies/hipaa.php

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