Technical safeguards are an essential part of security controls and implementation under the HIPAA Regulation. This is increasingly important today in the healthcare industry due to the evolving and increased use of advanced technology in the industry. With improved technology, there is also a growing concern over the new security challenges that the industry faces.
Especially, in healthcare organizations, they face a huge challenge of protecting electronically protected health information (ePHI) which includes electronic health records. For these reasons, HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities to implement technical safeguards to protect ePHI.
Implementing Technical Safeguards reflects the good business practices by the covered entities concerning the technology and associated technical policies and procedures used for protecting ePHI. Going by the significance of the Technical Safeguard requirements in HIPAA Security Rule, for the benefit of our readers we have listed out the HIPAA Technical Safeguard requirements that covered entities are expected to implement.