How To Physically Secure Electronic PHI

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT) -- As the technologies used to deliver telehealth services become more complex, telehealth providers as well as other Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act “covered entities” have an increasingly demanding role to play in ensuring the security of protected health information (PHI).

To fulfill this role, both telehealth providers and their business associates (such as the information technology companies and data storage providers that support telehealth platforms) must implement not only technical safeguards but also physical security measures. From locks, to security guards, to alarm systems, physical...
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