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What is health information security?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules establish Federal requirements for keeping your health information secure. The HIPAA Privacy Rule generally requires health care providers and health plans to safeguard your health information. This requirement applies to both paper and electronic records. The HIPAA Security Rule more specifically details the steps your health care providers and others must take to keep your electronic protected health information secure.
 

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