Electronic Protected Health Information On The Confidentiality, Integrity, And Availability Of The Electronic Protection

865 Words Jun 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
I. Purpose
To establish guidelines to assess and analyze potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the electronic protected health information that Topaz Information Solutions, LLC (Topaz) creates, uses, processes and transmits.

II. Scope and Limitations This policy applies to all Topaz workforce members.

III. Related Policy Names and Numbers
Privacy Policy (COM-001)
Security Policy (COM-002)
Disclosure Policy (COM-003)

IV. Definitions
Electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI) – Any individually identifiable health information protected by HIPAA that is transmitted by or stored in electronic media Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) – Regulations protecting the privacy and security of certain health information

• HIPAA Privacy Rule: Establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically

• HIPAA Security Rule: Establishes national standards to protect individuals’ electronic personal health information that is created, received, used, or maintained by a covered entity. The HIPAA Security Rule requires appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of electronic protected health…
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