Addressing HIPAA Compliance
Patient healthcare information is important. According to the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), it’s also the law. Healthcare organizations, HIPAA-covered entities, and business associates must comply with the information privacy and security protocols outlined in the HIPAA guidelines. Protected Health Information (PHI and e-PHI) standards apply across all physical, network, and process security measures.
Healthcare organizations often underestimate the amount of ePHI they generate: medical devices, mobile devices, messaging and other applications, backup tapes, and many other tools and process store sensitive, protected patient data. Fines for violating HIPAA’s medical privacy standards can range anywhere from $100 to $50,000 per violation, and reach up to $1.5 million dollars per year for each violation. With personal and protected information becoming more of a priority for individuals as well as regulators, HIPAA-covered entities must understand how HIPAA regulations apply to their organization.
Learn how to make your organization HIPAA compliant