This Hitachi ID Systems whitepaper explores the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and how it impacts organizations within the healthcare sector. Read about what the Act entails and how it influences identity management and access governance in these organizations. Learn physical and technical safeguards in addition to Hitachi ID's straight forward and easy solutions to meet HIPAA regulations. The information outlined here is garnered from over nine years of providing our over 650 customer with practical everyday solutions to their identity management and access governance needs, including compliance issues.
This document gives a brief introduction to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and describes how it impacts information security in healthcare organizations in the US.
The Hitachi ID Systems Identity Management Suite is then introduced, and its use to comply with the requirements set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is described.
Please note that this document does not constitute legal advice, or a legal interpretation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This document represents the best understanding of Hitachi ID Systems of the relevance of this legislation to information security, and to identity management in particular.
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