HIPAA Compliance Security

According to HHS.gov, the HIPAA Security Rule requires “appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of electronic protected health information.” What does that really mean for your practice? While technology is not the only factor in keeping your practice HIPAA compliant, it is important to understand that the use of proper technology can greatly reduce the risk of a network threat and provide added security to your practice.

Learn how the proper implementation of technology can greatly improve the security of your practice’s network when it comes to the three key elements of the HIPAA Security Act.

Administrative safeguards

  • Security management process
  • Security personnel
  • Workforce training
  • Contingency plan

Physical safeguards

Physical safeguards focus on the protection of your electronic system and potential threats.

  • Facility access controls
  • Workstation and device security measures
  • Workstation and device use

Technical safeguards

Technical safeguards ensure proper procedures are in place in how employees of your practice are granted access to your electronic protected health information systems. 

  • Access controls
  • Audit controls
  • Integrity controls
  • Transmission security measures 


What are some ways in which ZystemsGo can help you stay protected from a data breach? Electronic communication and transfer of patient data, access to patient information, data storage and backups, and network security are daily technology driven functions when operating a dental practice. ZystemsGo can help implement the following security safeguards in your practice: 

HIPAA-compliant firewall – Provide network security for your wireless network as well as wired network without sacrificing patient privacy and system performance. Network security is a critical component in your day-to-day operation since it handles the access to online contents and transmission of data from your practice. 

Anti-virus and intrusion detection softwareImplement the right intrusion prevention software to monitor your system for malicious activities and to protect your network from outside attacks, such as viruses, worms, hackers and other forms of intrusion.  

Encrypted email services to send protected health information – Protect one of the most common methods of communication when sending confidential information. Be confident in sending sensitive information electronically with end-to-end encryption. 

Username and password for network access – Usernames and passwords are used as authentication to gain access to a device, network, application and account. Enable policy setting so that your passwords must meet certain requirements to enhance your password complexity.