The ability to download and share your health information offers you unique opportunities to stay in control of your health, but it is also important to keep that information safe.

Who is responsible for protecting my health information?
  • physician offices
  • hospitals
  • health insurance
  • pharmacies
  • a mobile app
  • a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet
  • shared over social media or health-related websites

HIPAA protects health information that is kept by health care providers and health plans. However, there is information not covered under HIPAA which you need to keep secure. The following tips will help keep your health information private and secure.

Types of health information

Security tips

Physical security

General computer and network security

Password and authentication security