The Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton. This Act mandates that health care providers and other covered entities implement comprehensive privacy of protected health information of patients. HIPAA regulations cover three important areas: information privacy, information security, and standardization of transaction code sets.
We understand HIPAA and your compliance needs. Dura-Tech has the same requirements as you when it comes to HIPAA. As a business associate we are held to the same standards as our medical partners.
We can work with you to implement the data security and protection required by the HIPAA rules. Its not to late to start bringing your business or medical practice into compliance.
Trust – A breach or loss of records can ruin your business reputation.
Financial Considerations – Fines and penalties leveled for HIPAA violations can add up to millions.
Loss of your medical license – A data breach can lead to a Malpractice suit and loss of medical license.
Social Impact – Bad publicity from widespread news of a data breach or lawsuit can negatively impact the public perception of your business or practice.
Legality – Patient data is regulated by HIPAA and state laws. Criminal prosecution is possible for some offenses.
Partner with Dura-Tech and we can help you with your HIPAA technology planning and security.
Have you had a HIPAA assessment done for your business or medical practice? Did you know you are required to do an assessment at least once a year to meet compliance?