Much of the industry sees that enforcement is relatively low which means that their chances of being audited or investigated are fairly low, which is wrong.
Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) August 02, 2014
Nuanced Media, experts in web design and digital marketing, have released the article, “HIPAA Enforcement on the Way.” The article gives readers a better look into HIPAA enforcement since the passing of the OmniBus act in 2003 and how it can affect their medical practice.
Since the passing of the 2003 Omnibus act, there have been a large number of complaints and investigations into mishandling of personal health information. As the medical industry shifts towards the digital sphere, a significant number of practices are not transferring the same security concern that they had with the 1998 law. Much of the industry sees that enforcement is relatively low which means that their chances of being audited or investigated are fairly low. Yet, as the law has recently come into full effect, enforcement is about to significantly increase.
The article explores the three main types of security violations, including, personal health information security breaches, security measures to protect PHI and failure to cooperate with patients regarding personal health information. Detailed statistics are also provided about investigations and complaints from OCR, the HIPAA enforcement agency. This information gives insight into steps that medical practices need to take to ensure the security of personal health information and prevent fines.
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