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Are your employees a threat to HIPAA compliancy?

Are your employees a threat to HIPAA compliancy?

by Yenny (SU)
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was a landmark piece of legislation issued to set national standards for the protection of specific health information.

How cybersecurity affects HIPAA compliancy

How cybersecurity affects HIPAA compliancy

by Yenny (SU)
In 2015, the Cancer Care Group, an Indiana-based oncology practice, was fined $750,000 for a breach of patient information contained on employee’s laptop and unencrypted backup media. The incident was a clear violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, specifically the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules.