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HIPAA vs HITRUST Compliance: What’s the Difference?

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tyler_munro Tugboat Employee Tugboat Team
edited September 9 in HIPAA

Today’s compliance H2H features HIPAA vs HITRUST. If you’re looking to understand how these two healthcare frameworks stack up against one another, then you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Okay, let’s get this party started.

What Is HIPAA?

We’ve already written a fairly comprehensive primer on HIPAA. That said, if you’re strapped for time, here’s the CliffsNotes version.

HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, is a U.S. law that oversees the privacy and security of protected health information (or PHI). PHI includes all personal identifiers, like names, telephone numbers—even license plates. 

HIPAA only applies to certain organizations, or what it calls “covered entities” and their business associates. 

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