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Hipaa privacy rules de identification standard

  1. 1. Safeguard your confidential data by implementing HIPAA Privacy Rules De-Identification StandardA legislative act passed in year 1996, called HIPAA or in other words the Health InsurancePortability & Accountability Act affected the health care administration. For years, we haveresearched upon the safety rule along with three types of security safeguards based mainly ontechnical and physical grounds.Amongst the above mentioned three safety points, we delved at the administrative safeguardsand its obligatory as well as addressable implementation specifications. In this article, we willexamine the main key factors pertaining to the technical and physical safeguards of thesecurity rule. The motive of this article is to simplify and state the main concepts of HIPAAPrivacy Rules De-Identification Standard.Physical SafeguardsPhysical safeguard rule laid by the HIPAA Privacy Rules De-Identification Standard deals withthe strategies and procedures required to be implemented in order to control physicaladmission to systems or devices containing health information and facilities coveringelectronic records.It is therefore mandatory to take maximum care when beginning and removing hardware andsoftware that deals with secured Health Information (PHI) from the network. Utmost caremust be taken in disposing off any equipment which is on the edge of retirement, so that PHIcontained within such systems is not compromised. Health data stored in the equipment must be controlled and monitored carefully. Access to the hardware and software must be operated by proper trained and authenticated individuals. Make sure that workstations must be situated away from high traffic areas to avoid direct view of the monitor screens to the public. The main person taking the services of contractors and agents must assure that the contractors and agents are professionally trained and are aware of their duties and responsibilities.Technical SafeguardsTechnical security measures deals with factors that require to be executed when transmittinghealth information electronically over open networks in order to ensure that healthinformation do not go into wrong hands.
  2. 2. Responsible entity must follow a strict procedure to make sure information integrity which includes digital signature, check sum, message confirmation. Execute right methods to confirm that the entity entitle to access the electronic records is the one it claims to be. There are some signs to confirm the same that includes card systems, password systems, giving a return call, and hand showing signs Drafting and maintaining all policies implemented and practices followed for HIPAA Privacy Rules De-Identification Standard that needs to be presented as and when required by the compliance auditors.Implementation SpecificationsWe cannot ignore with the healthcare compliance, as it becomes essential to safeguardProtected Health Information.It is required to employ a system that will take utmost care of the health information, for thisour heath care providers like doctors, hospitals and health plans must be given a uniqueidentifier. At present most of them are using either tax-id numbers or employer identificationnumber.The security and privacy rules have laid down certain provisions to assure that the personalrecords of people is not misused, secured and kept confidential, any person failing to followthe rule will be fined up to $250,000 and possible jail time for severe enough violations byHIPAA. HIPAA rule was indeed designed and created to ease the massive process of healthcare administration.About emPoweremPower is a leading provider of comprehensive Healthcare Compliance Solutions throughLearning Management System (LMS). Its mission is to provide innovative security solutions toenable compliance with applicable laws and regulations and maximize business performance.empower provides range of courses to manage compliance required by regulatory bodies suchas O.SHA, HIPAA, Joint commission and Red Flag Rule etc. Apart from this emPower also offerscustom demos and tutorials for your website, business process management and softwareimplementation.Its Learning Management system (LMS) allows students to retrieve all the courses 24/7/365 byaccessing the portal. emPower e-learning training program is an interactive mode of learning
  3. 3. that guides students to progress at their own pace.For additional information, please visit http://www.empowerbpo.com.Media Contact (emPower)Jason Gayamarketing@empowerbpo.comemPower12806 Townepark WayLouisville, KY 40243-2311Ph: 502 -400-9374http://www.empowerbpo.comhttp://hardik.practutor.com