Controlling Access to ePHI

Published: 07/15/2021

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights most recent Cybersecurity Newsletter provides background and resources for controlling access to electronic protected health information (ePHI). As far too many health care entities can attest and OCR investigations reflect, hackers are infiltrating information systems, workforce members are impermissibly accessing patients’ health information, and electronic PHI (ePHI) is being left on unsecured servers far too often

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