Keeping HIPAA Compliant Data Secure
Securing healthcare data
- Access Control: Safeguarding data by restricting user rights and privileges to files, databases, applications, and networks.
- Audit Control: Recording information system activity via hardware or software for purposes of discovering inappropriate or risky activity.
- Integrity Control: Implementing policies and procedures designed to protect electronic protected health information against tampering.
- Person of Entity Authentication: Verifying the identity of a user who is attempting to access protected health information.
- Transmission Security: Ensuring that access to sensitive data transmitted over a network is limited only to authorized access.
- Creating strong passwords and changing them regularly.
- Securing users’ login credentials.
- Keeping login credentials secret, known only by the user.
- Logging into systems or transmitting sensitive data only from secured networks and devices.
- Seeking authorization to remove any type of hardware (laptops, tablets, and the like) from the medical facility.
- Opening files and emails only from known sources (unknown sources can give hackers access).
- Detecting attempts at unauthorized access, such as phishing emails.