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Take These Five Steps to Ensure HIPAA Compliance With MFT

Published: 16 November 2012

ID: G00233904

Analyst(s): Ben Huang


HIPAA-covered entities must adhere to stringent regulations regarding file transfer activities. Organizations, CIOs, IT directors and other IT leaders should use these five essential steps to help implement HIPAA-compliant MFT solutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the HIPAA Provisions, Regulations and Requirements Directly Affecting File Transfers
    • Step 1. Perform a Risk Analysis to Identify the Risks and Gaps in the File Transfer Solution
    • Step 2: Create an Implementation Plan
    • Step 3: Implement and Deploy Solutions
    • Step 4: Document All Decisions
    • Step 5: Conduct Continuous and Periodic Risk Assessments

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