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HIPAA : HIPAA Security

HIPAA Security Rule

The HIPAA Security Rule is designed to provide protection for all individually identifiable health information that is maintained, transmitted or received in electronic form, not just the information in standard transactions. All covered entities were to be in compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule no later than April 20, 2005. The safeguards in the HIPAA Security Rule are divided into three categories: Administrative Safeguards; Physical Safeguards; and Technical Safeguards.

Specific information regarding HIPAA Privacy and Security can be found on the Defense Health Agency's Privacy Office Web site at www.tricare.osd.mil/tmaprivacy.

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