HIPAA Physical Safeguards: Policies and Procedures to Protect from Physical Threats [Infographic]

Today we will talk about Physical Safeguards which primarily deals with the physical access to Protected Health Information (PHI). All the PHI gathered electronically or on paper must be housed in some physical location. Physical safeguards are set of rules and guidelines which outlines how the physical storage and access to the PHI would be managed.

There are four main requirements with the HIPAA security rule’s Physical Safeguards which set the plans and procedures to set up facility access and control, electronic devices use and security to access PHI, contingency operations, and device & media controls to encryption, storage, and movement of PHI.

Let’s explore these safeguards in detail with our infographic: