HIPAA Technical Safeguards: A Basic Review

HIPAA Technical Safeguards: A Basic Review

It’s critical to review the requirements of HIPAA technical safeguards to ensure that your healthcare organization is compliant and able to keep PHI safe.

February 21, 2022 – While no healthcare organization can eliminate the possibility of facing a data breach, implementing HIPAA technical safeguards can go a long way toward mitigating cyber risk.

Under the HIPAA Security Rule, healthcare organizations are required to keep electronic protected health information (ePHI) safe from external and internal threats via technical, administrative, and physical safeguards.

Healthcare data breaches occur nearly every day, and threat actors are constantly shifting their tactics and targets to adapt. In response to the ever-changing cyber threat landscape, it is crucial that healthcare organizations implement technical safeguards that are current, comprehensive, and compliant.


According to the HIPAA Security Rule, technical safeguards are “the technology and the policy and procedures for its use that protect electronic protected health information and control access to it.”

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