Protected health information can describe any individually identifiable data such as insurance, demographics, medical or billing information. The HIPAA state that health care providers and physicians ensure that the protected health information is confidential and has a high level of privacy. Providing the security of protected health information is challenging because of external and internal risks. Measures must continually be taken to address the many ways in which the privileged and protected information can be compromised.
Types of Security Risks
This paper describes some of these risks and details the process of risk assessment.