Date Added: Oct 2009
As more medical information, including patient records, is converted into electronic format and Internet usage continues to grow, healthcare organizations are finding themselves increasingly vulnerable to attacks. The complex challenge of securing information and maintaining strict levels of patient confidentiality is increasingly difficult since web-based systems are widely used in order to provide easy and ubiquitous access to authorized users. HIPAA, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, requires healthcare organizations to take added precautions to ensure the security of their networks and the privacy of patient data. This paper will provide an overview of HIPAA security compliance, explore how companies can mitigate their security risks and adapt strong HIPAA compliant posture using F5 products, illustrate how F5 products map to specific HIPAA security rules.