Non-compliance with HIPAA can easily lead to unintended breaches where data is exposed to unauthorized parties. This can be very expensive! The cost of a breach depends on your degree of negligence; it ranges from $100 to $50,000 per violation (or per data record).
You don’t want to be caught in a situation where inaction, neglect, or lack of knowledge can result in unintended breaches. Many small and large organizations are often unknowingly using systems in a way that is either already in breach or which results in frequent sporadic breaches.
Check your organization!
If any of the following scenarios apply to you, it is worth bringing them up the person responsible for compliance (your HIPAA Security Officer) to include in your mandatory yearly Risk Analysis. Is the risk of breach worth continuing with “business as usual?”
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