The Most Common HIPAA Violations and Penalties and How to Avoid Them

Companies in the United States that operate in the healthcare industry must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). HIPAA is a U.S. law designed to protect the privacy and security of individuals’ protected health information (PHI). When stored in digital form, this information is called electronic protected health information […]

Keys to a HIPAA Compliant Cloud

There is little that is more disruptive and detrimental to a healthcare organization than a HIPAA violation. First, consider the penalties. The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issues fines of $50,000 per violation up to a $1.5 million maximum, and criminal penalties can be up to ten years imprisonment and $250,000 in fines. Second, […]

Armor (/Firehost) Review – HIPAA Compliant Hosting

 In this Armor review I will take a in-depth look into their HIPAA compliant hosting solution. I will go through their product offering, and their included services and level of support. And I will make a sample price calculation for a typical server offering. I also sent Armor a couple of questions to get to […]

HIPAA 101: What does HIPAA stand for?

Lets begin with the question “What does HIPAA stand for?” In full, HIPAA stands for “The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996”, or the HIPAA Act for short. The HIPAA Act was enacted August 21, 1996 by the 104th US Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton. The long title for…

Warning: HIPAA Audits Set to Increase in 2017

We all have compounding daily, weekly and monthly tasks that get pushed back due to the fires you have to put out right now. But, eventually those seemingly insignificant tasks have to be addressed.This is a guest post written by Chad Kissinger, Founder of OnRamp. For many in healthcare and healthcare technology, preparing for phase II […]

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