HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Home Cybersecurity Dictionary HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act The goal of HIPAA is to enable the movement of health information among health-related organizations in a protected manner. It includes various stringent privacy and security protections including limits on sharing and use of encryption, and it specifically defines the authorized uses and disclosures of "individually-identifiable" health information. It also sets requirements for how protected health information (PHI), in any form or medium, should be controlled. It is divided into five main Rules: Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Transactions and Code Sets (TCS) Rule, Unique Identifiers Rule and (HITECH) Enforcement Rule. Related TermsHITRUST - The Health Information Trust AlliancePII - Personally Identifiable Information Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS DOWNLOAD February 22, 2016 Understanding Data Flow and Achieving HIPAA Compliance Uniting consistent process and strict standards for network security. See Details Read more about Understanding Data Flow and Achieving HIPAA Compliance How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.