Physical Measures are the steps you take to protect your data from physical damage or theft. The loss or theft of computers that contain patient information is a major factor in causing HIPAA Breaches.
Something as simple as computer screen that is visible to patients as they pass by a desk can result in the Breach of Patient information. Re-positioning the screen so it is not visible to the public is a simple physician measure you can take to protect patient information.
The TLD Systems Program includes evaluation of the measures you have put into place to protect your data, and provides recommendations on additional steps you can take to better protect patient information.