Corporate Compliance

Pay-Per-View: Protect data, even data at rest

Compliance Monitor, February 13, 2008

State laws requiring notification of a security breach to patients whose protected health information (PHI) has been compromised has prompted healthcare providers to encrypt even data at rest on portable devices. "Data at rest" are any stored data, usually held on a server, hard drive, or portable device. Portable devices include laptops, PDAs, smartphones, USB flash drives, CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks.

To find out more, order the pay-per-view article Protect data, even data at rest. The cost is $10. Subscribers to the online version of Strategies for Health Care Compliance have free access to this article. Subscribers to the print edition can find it in their most recent issue.

You can read this article and much more in Strategies for Health Care Compliance. Read tips on HIPAA, as well as compliance and auditing strategies.

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