The HIPAA privacy rule establishes standards to protect individual's electronic medical records and personal health information and how it can be used and not disclosed.
The HIPAA Security rule establishes standards to protect an individual's electronic personal health information with the right safeguards must be in place to ensure appropriate protection.
The HIPAA transaction rule addresses the safety, accuracy and security of medical records in transactions and PHI.
The HIPAA identifiers rule ensures unique identifiers.
The HIPAA rule addresses the authorities power to enforce penalties for violations and set the breach reporting requirements.