HIPAA Technical Safeguards For Securing PHI Data - Infographic

Published on : 27 Aug 2021


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. 

HIPAA Technical Safeguards For Securing PHI Data

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Narendra Sahoo
Narendra Sahoo

Narendra Sahoo (PCI QPA, PCI QSA, PCI SSF ASSESSOR, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, 27001 LA) is the Founder and Director of VISTA InfoSec, a global Information Security Consulting firm, based in the US, Singapore & India. Mr. Sahoo holds more than 25 years of experience in the IT Industry, with expertise in Information Risk Consulting, Assessment, & Compliance services. VISTA InfoSec specializes in Information Security audit, consulting and certification services which include GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA, NESA, MAS-TRM, PCI DSS Compliance & Audit, PCI PIN, SOC2 Compliance & Audit, PDPA, PDPB to name a few. The company has for years (since 2004) worked with organizations across the globe to address the Regulatory and Information Security challenges in their industry. VISTA InfoSec has been instrumental in helping top multinational companies achieve compliance and secure their IT infrastructure.