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about HIPAA Compliance, Regulations and Violations
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The Office of the National
Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Guidance on how to determine
whether an entity is a
covered entity under the
Simplification provisions of
HIPAA DEFINITIONS FOR
ELECTRONIC PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION:
Encryption means the
use of an algorithmic process to transform data into a form in which
there is a low probability of assigning meaning without use of a
confidential process or key.
Access means the
ability or the means necessary to read, write, modify, or communicate
data/information or otherwise use any system resource.
the corroboration that a person is the one claimed.
means the technology, policy and procedures for its use that protect
electronic protected health information and control access to it.
Workstation means an
electronic computing device, for example, a laptop or desktop
computer, or any other device that performs similar functions, and
electronic media stored in its immediate environment implement the
(Addressable). Implement procedures to determine that the access of a
workforce member to electronic protected health information is
Are you a covered entity under HIPAA regulations?
The following is a simple test for
determining whether or not you qualify as a provider and therefore must
follow the HIPAA guidelines:
Does the person, business, or agency
furnish bill, or receive payment for, health care in the normal course of
If the answer is yes, does the person,
business, or agency conduct covered transactions?
If yes, are any of the covered
transactions transmitted in electronic form?
If the answer to this question is yes,
the person, business, or agency is a covered health care provider and must
comply with all HIPAA regulations
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free HIPAA checklist
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