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HIPAA Physical Safeguards: Policies and Procedures to Protect from Physical Threats [Infographic]

Infographic: A guide to the Physical Safeguards of HIPAA’s security rule

Here we are back again with next part of our series on HIPAA Security Rule. Today we will talk about Physical Safeguards which primarily deals with the physical access to Protected Health Information (PHI). All the PHI gathered electronically or on paper must be housed in some physical location. Physical safeguards are set of rules and guidelines which outlines how the physical storage and access to the PHI would be managed.

There are four main requirements with the HIPAA security rule’s Physical Safeguards which set the plans and procedures to  set up facility access and control, electronic devices use and security to access PHI, contingency operations, and device & media controls  to encryption, storage, and movement of PHI.

Let’s explore these safeguards in detail with our infographic:

A guide to the physical safeguards of HIPAA’s security rule infographic

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We hope that our HIPAA security rules series helped understand these safeguards better. We will be back soon to go deeper into HIPAA privacy rules. As always, please feel free to leave comment or feedback using the form at the bottom of this post or by writing to us at  info@vigyanix.com


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