What are the Penalties for HIPAA Non-Compliance (Updated)
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What are the Penalties for HIPAA Non-Compliance (Updated)

HIPAA compliance penalties can range from monetary penalties to civil lawsuits to criminal charges. The monetary penalties range from $127 to $250,000 depending on the nature of the HIPAA violation. The HIPAA law enforces penalties on organizations processing PHI when instances of non-compliance are discovered. In this article, we talk about the types of penalties…

A Comprehensive Guide to HIPAA Compliance
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A Comprehensive Guide to HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enacted in 1996 is a set of regulatory standards that aims at safeguarding sensitive patient data from healthcare providers. HIPAA compliance is regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the provisions of the Act are enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). …

HIPAA Compliant Database
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HIPAA Compliant Database

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law launched in the United States of America in 1996 to protect the PHI & ePHI of its citizens and residents from being misused and abused and prevent healthcare fraud. Becoming HIPAA compliant takes work, especially if you go the DIY route. Storing and…

HIPAA-Compliant Data Storage Requirements
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HIPAA-Compliant Data Storage Requirements

Healthcare data storage requires stringent rules and protocols given the sensitivity of the patient health information they deal with. The United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), therefore, defines the general guidelines on best practices for storing and protecting protected health information. HIPAA’s Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification rules give a fluid overview…

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices (What is it and How to Draft It)
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HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices (What is it and How to Draft It)

Ensuring your clients’ information is secure and well-guarded when running a business can sometimes be daunting.  One of the key cornerstones of successfully protecting client information is understanding what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) entails.  While the implications may seem overwhelming initially, with the proper…

HIPAA Compliance Officer Job Role and Responsibilities
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HIPAA Compliance Officer Job Role and Responsibilities

In May 2017, hospitals across the U.K and U.S were forced to halt their operations for a few hours. Medical devices, systems, and other infrastructures were rendered inaccessible after having been hit by a series of crypto-ransomware named WannaCry. It delayed surgeries, cancelled appointments, and put the sensitive data of thousands of patients at risk. …

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