Addressable: Implement a mechanism to encrypt and decrypt electronic protected health information |
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164.312 (a)(2)(i) Access Control: Unique User Identification
Required: Assign a unique name and/or number for identifying and tracking user identity
164.312 (a)(2)(iii) Access Control: Automatic Logoff
Addressable: Implement electronic procedures that terminate an electronic session after a predetermined time of inactivity
164.312 (b) Standard: Audit controls
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164.312 (d) Standard: Person or Entity Authentication
Checking that proper authentication mechanisms are in place
164.312 (e)(2)(ii) Transmission Security: Encryption
Addressable: Verify encryption of electronic Protected Health Information in transit
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