The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) was instituted in 1996, just as medical information was making the transition to the digital storage medium. Originally intended merely to administrate better coverage for digital transactions in healthcare, in recent years it has also taken on a goal within the realm of security.
It does so by ensuring medical data is given the protection that it deserves and, if not, that violators are fined for failing to protect both the security and integrity of the sensitive healthcare information to which they have been trusted.
With the recent announcement of Anthem’s $16 million fine to settle HIPAA violations from a 2015 databreach, organizations cannot be too careful.
Due to the implications from a databreach, it is in the best interests of all healthcare organizations to ensure HIPAA compliance software is used, and HIPAA audit recommendation advice is followed to ensure (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Cimcor Blog authored by Jacqueline von Ogden. Read the original post at: https://www.cimcor.com/blog/compliance-and-integrity-for-hipaa-and-healthcare