safeguards, security (HIPAA)
Rule divides its protections into three "safeguard"
categories: physical (discussed here), administrative
Each safeguard category includes various standards
and implementation specifications.
defines physical safeguards as "physical measures, policies
and procedures to protect a covered
entity's electronic information systems and related buildings
and equipment, from natural and environmental hazards, and
The physical safeguards
standards and specifications are presented in the matrix below.
(For more information on a particular standard, follow the
link in the left column.)
and validation procedures (a)
and media controls
and storage (a)
A to Subpart C of Part 164