What does HIPAA stand for?

HIPPA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996. The purpose was to improve how healthcare entities protect sensitive patient information. Since this time, new rules were […]

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What is the HIPAA privacy rule?

This rule, designed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), implements the requirement of HIPAA in addressing the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information called protective health information, or PHI […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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