Next, your Physical Safeguards are key components that must be implemented to protect electronic systems, equipment, and the data that they hold, from threats, environmental hazards, and unauthorized intrusion. It’s valid to ensure that you work with your IT department within this category.


Now, these Physical Safeguards include:


  • Limiting physical access to informational systems as we discussed previously that contain your ePHI, means your server room for instance;
  • Preventing inappropriate viewing of ePHI on computers;
  • Properly removing ePHI from computers before disposing or reusing them;
  • Backing up and storing ePHI correctly.