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Compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule is a complex undertaking This checklist takes a practical approach for healthcare facilities to make relevant progress toward understanding the HIPAA Security Rule before implementing a compliance strategy.

1. Understand security for Covered Entities first

2. Determine if you are a Covered Entity

3. Appoint a designated Security Officer (HIPAA reguirement)

4. Implement required security measures (firewall, authentication, enpoint protection)

5. Map out your patient data flows

6. Differentiate between required and addressable specifications

7. Perform a risk assessment and implement a plan

8. Implement data encryption

9. Plan for HIPAA audits

10. Overwhelmed? Hire a HIPAA compliance expert