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HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

HIPAA Alphabet Soup

The Acts that made all this privacy and security possible:

  • HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • HITECH Act: Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
  • ARRA Act: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Key acronyms:

  • BA: Business Associate
  • CE: Covered Entity
  • EHR: Electronic Health Record, also sometimes referred to as EMR, electronic medical record
  • EPHI: Electronic Protected Health Information
  • IIHI: Individually Identifiable Health Information
  • PHI: Protected Health Information
  • PII: Patient Identifiable Information
  • TPO: Treatment, Payment, and (healthcare) Operations