Data Masking for HIPAA compliance
HIPAA is an acronym for the United States Health Information Portability and Accountability Act. This is National legislation enacted in 1996 and is a series of regulatory standards that outline the lawful use and disclosure of Protected Health Information
(PHI). PHI is any demographic information that can be used to identify a patient or client of a HIPAA-beholden entity.
PHI transmitted, stored, or accessed electronically also falls under HIPAA regulatory standards and is known as electronic protected health information, or ePHI. ePHI is regulated by the HIPAA Security Rule, which was an addendum to HIPAA regulation enacted to account for changes in medical technology.
This document describes the following:
- HIPAA regulations
- The HIPAA rules that we need to be aware of
- Impact of HIPAA on Test Data Management
- How to become HIPAA compliant using DATPROF Privacy