Glossary

HIPAA

  • HIPAA Compliance

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA, is a set of rules that specify how protected health information may be used and disclosed legally (PHI). The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) both enforce HIPAA compliance laws (OCR). The OCR’s responsibility in preserving …

  • HIPAA Regulations

    What are HIPAA rules and regulations? The HIPAA laws and regulations include instructions on how to secure protected health information (PHI), use it appropriately, and respond in the event of a PHI breach. The HIPAA Privacy Rules, Security Rules, and Breach Notification Rules make up the three main parts of the HIPAA Rules and Regulations. …

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