HIPAA Penalties

Monthly Update: October 2020 HIPAA Violations

The amount of information that we give employers, insurance companies, and our medical professionals can seem invasive.
Oftentimes we want to cling to our privacy and dread the rather intimidate questionnaire that can come from […]

HIPAA Answers: Who Does HIPAA Apply To?

Are you wondering if HIPAA applies to you or your workforce? Are you wondering to what degree is your personal health information protected? If that’s the case, you’re in the right place.
In essence, HIPAA […]

Monthly Update: HIPAA Violations in November 2020

For healthcare data breaches involving 500 or more records, 2020 was a banner year. Unfortunately, 642 of these large breaches occurred this past year.
As it currently stands, hacking and other IT incidents tend to be […]

What Does HIPAA Protect?

Did you go into health care with the goal of working with people and helping them get healthy? That’s a great reason to, but you also need to understand and follow HIPAA.
What does HIPAA […]

5 Benefits of HIPAA Compliance

If you work in the healthcare industry, the words “HIPAA” and “compliance” are likely a part of your everyday vocabulary. You’ll hear them thrown around in the context of patient paperwork, records, and more.
As […]

HIPAA Retention Requirements: Know What to Do

Recent audits suggest that two-thirds of covered entities fail to comply with one or more aspects of HIPAA law. These failures can be costly.
In the wake of this news, many covered entities are re-examining HIPPA rules and their compliance […]

What Are the Penalties for HIPAA Violations and How to Avoid Them

Committing HIPAA violations as a medical worker can lead to a career end. Oddly enough, these violations are quite common and can occur without direct knowledge of the event.
HIPAA violations are categorized by tier, […]