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How can I make my WiFi HIPAA Compliant

30th August, 2023

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In today's digital age, where patient health information is often stored electronically, ensuring the security and privacy of sensitive data has become a top priority for healthcare facilities. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets stringent standards for protecting electronic protected health information (ePHI), and this applies to all aspects of a healthcare organization, including its WiFi network. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the steps and requirements to make your WiFi HIPAA compliant, safeguarding patient data and complying with federal regulations.

What is HIPAA?

HIPAA, enacted by Congress in 1996, is a federal law that establishes national standards for protecting patient health information. It applies to entities handling ePHI, such as healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses. HIPAA requires these entities to implement administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI, preventing unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or destruction.

What are the HIPAA requirements for WiFi networks?