HIPAA mandates that all healthcare organizations comply with strict rules designed to protect the confidentiality and integrity of patient information. Multi-factor authentication ensures only authorized access to secure and critical patient data.
While HIPAA doesn't explicitly state that two-factor authentication must be in place, there are numerous provisions within the HIPAA Security Rule subparts (164.308 to 164.314) that discuss the need for strong authentication and access controls, such as the following:
- 164.308 (a)(4)(i) Standard: Information access management. Implement policies and procedures for authorizing access to electronic protected health information that are consistent with the applicable requirements of subpart E of this part.
- 164.312(a)(1) Standard: Access control. Implement technical policies and procedures for electronic information systems that maintain electronic protected health information to allow access only to those persons or software programs that have been granted access rights as specified in §164.308(a)(4).
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