What is the HIPAA Security Regulation?

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The HIPAA Security Regulation defines specific standards and controls that must be in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI). ePHI is information transmitted over the Internet and/or stored on a computer, CD, disk, magnetic tape, or other related means. This includes ePHI that is created, received, maintained, or transmitted. You can find the final Security Rule in the Federal Register of February 20, 2003.

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