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Security and HIPAA Compliance: Meeting the Challenge of Securing Protected Health Information


As the need to ensure the security of sensitive health information grows, security and compliance teams must look to more integrated approaches to both reduce risk and enable streamlined and efficient user workflows.

This white paper looks at the most important elements of securing sensitive health information and meeting HIPAA compliance requirements in a scalable and cost-effective way. It also provides an overview of the HITECH Act, which addresses the privacy and security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information, in part through several provisions that strengthen the civil and criminal enforcement of the HIPAA rules.

By focusing efforts in the key areas of controlling access, monitoring healthcare personnel with broad privileges (privileged users) and managing privilege delegation, organizations can reduce the net risk to themselves and sensitive health information, which in turn eases compliance with standards such as HIPAA and the HITECH Act.

NetIQ provides a range of solutions to help security teams manage these risks, provide greater visibility to risk and enable more streamlined compliance with standards like HIPAA. Using NetIQ’s expertise in building and maintaining secure solutions provides the most direct, cost-effective path to greater security and simplified compliance.  

Tags : netiq, security, hipaa, compliance, protected health information, hitech act, compliance requirements, healthcare
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Published:  Sep 09, 2013
Length:  11
Type:  White Paper