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What is HIPAA privacy?

While most people know HIPAA for compliance, those standards were derived as part of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. This rule was designed to protect the medical records and other personal health information of individuals.

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Who enforces HIPAA?

With all the compliance mandates surrounding HIPAA, and the fines that have taken place over the past year, it’s easy to wonder who’s finding all these violations and who’s enforcing HIPAA. The main party […]


Recent HIPAA Violations

HIPAA violations are real and can end up costing the covered entity millions of dollars. In fact, data breaches continue rising year by year. In 2009, there were only 18 healthcare data breaches of […]


What is HIPAA law?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996 and is regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI).

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What is a HIPAA BAA?

A HIPAA BAA, or Business Associate Agreement is a contract between a HIPAA-covered entity and a vendor working with that covered entity.

Covered Entities Under HIPAA

Covered entities under the HIPAA law includes healthcare providers, health […]