Although the HIPAA Security Rule protects ePHI and therefore focuses a great deal of attention on technology-based mechanisms that safeguard information, its administrative safeguard standards are equally as important. In fact, they comprise over half of the HIPAA security requirements. Dr. Hoffman, who co-owns a physician practice with several other physicians, realizes this. He also knows that a reliable and well-trained workforce is at the heart of a solid security program. He has recently hired you as his security officer. One of his priorities is ensuring workforce compliance.
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