The U.S. government mandates that certain precautions ensure the safety of sensitive data. If your organization works with ePHI (electronically protected health information), it is important to comply with HIPAA. The penalties for not complying with HIPAA can be severe: criminal charges, up to $1.5 million in fines, and liability in civil suits. As such, it is of paramount importance that all entities covered by HIPAA’s stipulations and engage in periodic compliance checks.
As such, there are a few more considerations you should make to ensure your organization is compliant with HIPAA. Check all vital assessments conducted by contractors/businesses with adequate security expertise.