The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that requires the implementation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.
There are 5 rules that need to be implemented.
Transactions and Code Sets Rule
Unique Identifiers Rule
Here is the list of the top most common HIPAA violations
Keeping Unsecured Records
Loss or Theft of Devices
Lack of Employee Training
Improper Disposal of Records
To avoid violation fees and or liability it is recommended that any medical industry apply HIPPA compliancy to their network. It is very important to run daily scans and generate reports to determine weak areas within your network. You will need to stay on top of security policies to stay on top of today’s standards.
In case you were to get audited you can show that you have been complying and that all areas of possible intrusion have been mitigated. Being HIPPA compliant will not only protect your business it will also protect your client’s data. In a world where everything is digital and easily accessible through the internet it is very important to be protected.
Contact C Three Business Consultants today for a free HIPPA Consultation.