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HIPAA Checklist

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

☐  4. Implement required security safeguards (Admin, Physical, Technical)

☐  5. Map out your patient data flows

☐  6. Differentiate between required and addressable (optional) specifications

☐  7. Perform a risk assessment and implement a plan

☐  8. Implement data encryption

☐  9. Plan for HIPAA audits