Well, HIPAA privacy rule focuses on the rights of the individuals and their ability to control Protected Health Information (PHI). It allows healthcare organizations to use the information for treatment, payment and other critical purposes. It ensures that patient information is safe and secure and any unauthorized person cannot accept it. The privacy rule ensures the security and confidentiality of PHI in all formats including paper, electronic and oral.

On the other hand, HIPAA Security Rule deals with the protection of electronic PHI or ePHI that is created, received, used and maintained.

If you are concerned about your HIPAA compliance, embracing a paper-free environment with online document scanning and imaging could be the best idea for you.

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