Definition

HIPAA covered entity

A HIPAA covered entity is any organization or corporation that directly handles Personal Health Information (PHI) or Personal Health Records (PHR). The most common examples of covered entities include hospitals, doctors’ offices and health insurance providers.

Covered entities are required to comply with Health Information Portability and Accountability Act HIPAA (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) mandates for protection of PHI and PHR. 

This was last updated in October 2010

Continue Reading About HIPAA covered entity

Dig Deeper on HIPAA and other healthcare compliance requirements

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCIO

SearchHealthIT

SearchCloudComputing

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

SearchSecurity

Close