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ISMIE’s Resource Outlines the Risks Associated with HIPAA Violations

March 29, 2022

Every medical practice must meet the challenges of keeping up with HIPAA regulations to safeguard sensitive personal and health information.
 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has been tracking the top complaints related to HIPAA compliance for more than 15 years.
 
These complaints include:
 
  • Prohibited uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI)
 
  • Lack of general PHI safeguards
 
  • Patients not having access to their own PHI
 
  • Lack of administrative safeguards of electronic PHI
 
  • Use or disclosure of more than the minimum necessary PHI
 
ISMIE offers a HIPAA resource that summarizes the risks pertaining to violations of this federal law. These can include significant financial penalties, criminal prosecution, losing patients’ trust and taking valuable time away from your practice.
 
For more information, please contact the Risk Management Division by email
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