protected health information

3 key steps to liberate data without raising liability – Health Article

Medical data is only as valuable as the uses it’s put toward. When shared between patients, providers, and payers, data becomes a tool for improving health outcomes and the healthcare experience. But as we gather and use more data, we also create more risk. Whenever data is transmitted between systems, there’s a chance it could be stolen or corrupted. In the case of healthcare, this possibility can have grave consequences. The theft of someone’s Social Security number can be consequential,…

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Penalties For Violating HIPAA – Electronic Health Reporter – Health Article

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…

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