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HIPAA Security Guidance for Remote Use of and Access to Electronic Protected Health Information

January 29th, 2007

CMS would like to announce the publication of the "Security Guidance for Remote Use" paper. This document is intended to provide HIPAA covered entities with general information on the risks and possible mitigation strategies for remote use of Electronic Protected Health Information (EPHI), such as through the use of laptops, other portable and/or mobile devices and external hardware. This guidance document also explains CMS' minimal compliance expectations for covered entities seeking to safeguard EPHI that is accessed, stored or transported offsite. Please note this document only provides a general list of suggestions and is not meant to be comprehensive.