When it considered the various ways to comply with the security rule included within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Chattanooga, Tenn.-based BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee identified its "incident response" capabilities as a viable compliance strategy.More specifically, the Tennessee Blues plan formed an incident response team (IRT) to respond to information systems incidents that could potentially compromise the security of personal or protected health information of its customers. The Blues plan can now better respond to information systems incidents as a cohesive team and minimize impact of incidents on its business and customers, says a security analyst at the company.
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