Does ISO 27001 cover Hipaa?

ISO 27001 is a comprehensive and worldwide method to developing and maintaining an Information Security Management System (ISMS), and attaining ISO 27001 registration frequently results in compliance with a slew of relevant legal frameworks. ISO27001 encompasses the information security components of HIPAA by offering an auditable Information Security Management System that is geared for continuous development, according to its all-encompassing approach.

HIPAA is confined to the regulations set out by US law, but ISO 27001 is an international standard that is applicable worldwide and is frequently utilised by businesses with a global presence. Conformance to both standards may be acceptable for businesses with an international footprint.

In two main aspects, HIPAA varies from ISO 27001. First, ISO 27001 may be used to evaluate an organization’s information security procedures across a wide range of operations. HIPAA, on the other hand, is only concerned with regulated healthcare operations, and the covered business has no say over the scope. Second, ISO 27001 is a standard that solely applies to information security procedures. The Security Rule of HIPAA includes a comparable set of controls, but HIPAA-covered organisations must additionally follow the Privacy Rule and the Electronic Data Interchange Rule, which ISO 27001 does not cover.