Technology impacts HIPAA compliance by both enabling better security measures for safeguarding PHI through encryption, access controls, and audit logs, and also presenting new challenges as healthcare providers adopt electronic health records, telemedicine, and mobile devices, necessitating strict data protection strategies, staff training, and ongoing risk assessments to ensure adherence to privacy regulations. Technology plays a big role in influencing and shaping compliance with HIPAA within the healthcare industry. Healthcare providers must recognize the impact of technological advancements on safeguarding PHI and face the new challenges they introduce.
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