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Physical Safeguards in Your Medical Practice – Video Tip

August 21, 2013

For the purposes of the Security Risk Assessment, physical safeguards must be in place for your facilities – the physical buildings where patients are seen or testing is performed. Within those structures, there are several physical items that must be addressed in your Security Risk Assessment to meet the HIPAA Security Rule.

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