How to Protect Clients and Comply with HIPAA’s Device Security Standards in One Afternoon

Course Materials


1. What are HIPAA’s Security Rule standards and how do they apply to my practice devices?

  • Technical security measures
  • Standards calling for encryption, antivirus and firewalls, strong passwords

2. What do I need my devices to do in order to prevent security breaches and prevent liability under HIPAA’s Breach Notification Final Rule?

  • How breach notification works
  •  Proving breaches didn’t happen
  • The safe harbor for encrypted information

3. What online services should I use, or not use, with my devices in order to comply with HIPAA’s Security Standards?

  • Business Associates
  • Synchronizing with iCloud, Google, and others
  • Using personal online services in group practice settings

4. How do I actually do the things recommended in this course?

  • Finding devices and computers that support your security
  • Finding tutorials online
  • Using PCT’s Help Center

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