Month: February 2019

5 Technological Measures to Prevent HIPAA Violations Caused by Insiders

HIPAA compliance to protect patient health information (PHI) on physical or electronic media is essential for healthcare organizations. Failing to comply with HIPAA threatens organizations’ financials due to potentially heavy fines—ranging from $100,000 to $16,000,000 in total fine per entity, depending on its nature and gravity—and the reputation due to broken trust of patients who …

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HIPAA Security and Compliance: Three Safeguards

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, is a legislation which provides security provisions and data privacy, to keep patients’ medical information safe. It came into effect in 1996, but 2005 was when the notion of electronic patient health information, or ePHI, and the protection thereof was introduced. In 2005, HIPPA security rules were laid down in …

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