May 242019 Penalties For Violating HIPAA By Ken Lynch, founder and CEO, Reciprocity Labs. Ken Lynch If your organization handles protected health information (PHI) or electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI), you should be well aware of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act known commonly as HIPAA. The HIPAA compliance is regulated by the federal government and failure to comply with it can attract penalties. Additionally, non-compliance may have severe consequences! What are the penalties for HIPAA non-compliance? Congress enacted HIPAA…