Your IT Guy has Enough on His Plate Without Being the HIPAA Police
The KBOX HIPAA approach
Criminal penalties for HIPAA violations can include fines of up to $250,000 and 10 years in prison for the most serious of violations. Protecting patient information is serious business.
You don’t have to go further than recent headlines to know why you should care about the HIPAA Security Rule. In May 2006, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) learned that an employee, a data analyst, took home electronic data from VA that was stored in his home on a laptop computer and external hard drive. He was not authorized to take this data home. Do you want to hear about an e-PHI security breach at your organization on the 11 o’clock news?