HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliance and Enterprise Information Archiving: eDiscovery Best Practices

A few weeks ago, Jim Gill of Hanzo defined Enterprise Information Archiving and why it’s important. Here’s another reason it’s important: its role in HIPAA compliance.

In his latest article HIPAA Compliance & the Role of Enterprise Information Archiving, Jim discusses the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It’s not surprising that companies dealing with digital health information (i.e., pretty much every company) will have to address HIPAA compliance. To do so, any protected health information (PHI) must be kept confidential, secure, and available when being stored or transmitted. HIPAA also requires healthcare providers to implement safeguards protecting PHI against cyber threats, security breaches, and other improper use of health data.

However, with the increasingly complex and interactive elements common in today’s websites and the quickly growing stores of unstructured data from collaboration apps and other SaaS platforms, understanding how regulatory bodies such as HIPAA affect your organization is a vital first step in making sure your website and digital channels comply with archiving and preservation regulations.

So, what is the HIPAA Security Rule? What are some HIPAA Risk Analysis and Technical Safeguard Requirements?  And how does Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) solution in place facilitate HIPAA compliance? You’ll have to read his blog post here to find out! It’s just one more click! HIPAA, HIPAA, hooray! 😉

So, what do you think? How does your organization address HIPAA compliance? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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