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10 Examples Of HIPAA Violations [2024 Updated]: Avoid These Mistakes To Stay Compliant

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a federal law that the U.S. passed in 1996 for the healthcare industry. Its main aim is to protect the privacy and security of a patient’s health information.  HIPAA has two main rules: the privacy rule and the security rule. The security rule enforces the privacy rule…

How to Get HIPAA Compliance for Startups (Free Guide)
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How to Get HIPAA Compliance for Startups (Free Guide)

Healthcare is a sector that cybercriminals have repeatedly targeted over the years due to its reliance on outdated software and the immense worth of its data, namely, people’s health information.  In fact, according to a Trustwave report, someone’s medical records can be sold for an astonishing $250 per record, while payment records only fetch an…

A Quick Guide to HITRUST Certification
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A Quick Guide to HITRUST Certification

For companies in healthcare, obtaining a HITRUST(Health Information Trust Alliance) Certification acts as a benchmark to ensure data protection standards. According to a survey by HIMSS, 81 percent of US hospitals and health systems and 83 percent of health plans utilize HITRUST, making it the widely adopted control framework in the healthcare sector. Today, the…

A Comprehensive HIPAA Compliance Checklist (Most Recommended)
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A Comprehensive HIPAA Compliance Checklist (Most Recommended)

Did you know that in 2022 alone, healthcare companies will have paid over $2 million in penalties following HIPAA non-compliance? And these large-scale settlements are just drops in the HIPAA penalties pool. The Office of Civil Rights levies fines on several other small-scale HIPAA breaches too. And that’s not it all. Once you’ve had a…

HIPAA-Compliant Website
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HIPAA-Compliant Website

Data breaches may be inevitable for healthcare organizations. But implementing HIPAA safeguards can go a long way toward helping you protect confidential patient information. But what’s that got to with your website? A lot. Especially if you host or plan on hosting a website that stores or transmits protected health information. Your website isn’t just…

HIPAA Release Form: All You Need to Know
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HIPAA Release Form: All You Need to Know

According to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA-compliant covered entities and their business associates can release and utilize protected health information (PHI) for purposes of treatment, payment, or healthcare operations without an individual’s consent. However, in all situations, when such private information has to be revealed, it should be in accordance with the HIPAA minimum necessary…

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