Get HIPAA Secure Today
This check covers the key areas relating to PHI security in the HIPAA/ HITECH Acts. It is provided to help companies identify areas of non-compliance. This check is not an exhaustive review of all elements of the Acts, nor is it legal advice.
HIPAA and the Encryption Effect
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 protects the confidentiality of Protected Healthcare Information or PHI. In 2009 HIPAA was updated with the HITECH Act that increased focus on the penalties and rules around disclosure in the event of a PHI breach.
The consequences of a PHI breach can be severe. Should a breach occur and the data is not encrypted, organizations are obliged to:
- Notify all individuals concerned
- Notify the HSS
- Notify major media outlets (for breaches of 500+ records)
- Incur severe fines which can be in excess of $1,000,000
- Encrypting your data remains the most effective way to ensure that if a breach occurs your data remains secure and you are exempt from these penalties.
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