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Technical requirements for covered entities and business associates


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45 CFR 164.312: Technical Safeguards   Technical requirements for covered entities and business associates

This part of HIPAA is described in section 164.312 of CFR 45 and it’s a part of the HIPAA Security Rule documented by HHS. Action1 helps to automate the assessment of your endpoints to make sure that these required technical safeguards are in place and thus prove your compliance with HIPAA.

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 (a)(2)(iv) Access Control: Encryption and Decryption
    Addressable: Implement a mechanism to encrypt and decrypt electronic protected health information
164.312 (b) Standard: Audit controls
    Record and examine usage activity for electronic Protected Health Information
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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45 CFR 164.312: Technical Safeguards

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