And last, we have Technical Safeguards. Technical Safeguards are automated processes used to protect data and control access to data. These safeguards include:
- Providing users with unique identifiers for accessing ePHI; would include updating your logins and passwords.
- Processes for accessing ePHI during an emergency must also be put into place as well as encrypting ePHI during transmission when you’re sending via fax or electronically.
- Log off your workstations as we leave them or set your computers to automatically log off users after a determined time period.
These safeguards are extremely important to our practices because they help us to ensure that we are remaining HIPAA compliant and that we are protecting our patient’s health information on a daily basis.