Security, Inc. Releases Paper Discussing
Final Security Rule
provides early analysis of this important new
rule and how health care organizations must
Security, Inc. (PSI) today announced the availability
of a white paper discussing the final security rule
for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act (HIPAA). The paper, "Rightsizing HIPAA Security
in the summer issue of the Journal
of Health Information Management. It is available
for free download at www.practicalsecurity.com.
On February 13, 2003 the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson signed the final security rule for HIPAA. The final security rule outlines 18 standards covering 36 implementation specifications protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of individually identifiable health information.
This paper addresses how much security is appropriate to meet compliance and how to make defensible decisions in HIPAA implementation for healthcare organizations of all sizes. The law recognizes that it is not possible to protect an organization from everything so the paper provides guidance on how to determine the elements an organization should focus on. It also covers specific recommendations for addressing security and privacy requirements based on these organizational-specific needs.
Paul E. Proctor, president of Practical Security, said, “This
paper is timely and appropriate for health organizations
both large and small to understand the final security
rule and its ramifications.” Proctor added, “There is
no privacy without security.”
For more information go to www.practicalsecurity.com
Practical Security Inc.
Founded in 2002, Practical Security Inc. (PSI) is
an information security services company dedicated to
helping organizations of all sizes secure their mission
critical information technology assets. Practical Security
provides a practical and educational advantage to companies
seeking ways to safeguard their information assets by
helping employees at all levels be better prepared to
detect, analyze and prevent IT security breaches. For
more information on PSI, visit www.practicalsecurity.com.
Beth Walsh, 858/724-2500