HIPAA Compliance Assurance with LogRhythm

LogRhythm’s comprehensive log management and analysis solution can help your organization meet or exceed HIPAA regulatory requirements.

To ensure compliance with HIPAA requirements, information systems are monitored in real-time. Investigations, Reports, Alarm Rules are provided allowing for immediate notification and analysis of conditions that are impacting the integrity of the organization's ePHI data. Areas of non-compliance can be identified in real-time. Additional Investigations, Reports, and Alarm Rules are provided as part of LogRhythm’s standard Knowledge Base to further augment the usefulness of the log data. Reports can be generated as needed by the HIPAA Security Assessor and scheduled to run at pre-determined intervals.

HIPAA Requirements

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to ensure that personal information stored, accessed, or processed adheres to a set of guidelines or “security rules.” These rules outline security measures that should be implemented to adequately secure all electronic protected health information (ePHI). The Secretary of Health and Human Services enforces this law. Non-compliance can lead to civil monetary penalties and public distrust.

The collection, management, and analysis of log data is integral to meeting many HIPAA requirements. The use of LogRhythm directly meets some requirements and decreases the cost of complying with others. IT environments consist of  heterogeneous devices, systems, and applications all reporting log data. Millions of individual log entries can be generated daily if not hourly.  The task of organizing this information can be overwhelming in itself. The additional requirements of analyzing and reporting on log data render manual processes or home grown remedies inadequate and costly.

HIPAA Solution

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-66 provides guidance for meeting HIPAA Standards. The remainder of this solution brief lists the applicable standards LogRhythm can help address. For each standard, an explanation of how LogRhythm supports compliance is provided.

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