Information being transferred throughout multiple medical facilities can easily be lost or stolen. Understanding HIPAA encryption requirements with today’s technology advancing faster than ever, it is important to maintain secure communications and secure data. HIPAA has defined encryption and determined that it is a required element in process of staying compliant.
Electronic PHI has been encrypted as specified in the HIPAA Security Rule by “the use of an algorithmic process to transform data into a form in which there is a low probability of assigning meaning without use of a confidential process or key” (45 CFR 164.304 definition of encryption) and such confidential process or key that might enable decryption has not been breached. To avoid a breach of the confidential process or key, these decryption tools should be stored on a device or at a location separate from the data they are used to encrypt or decrypt.
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