Record $5.5 million HIPAA penalty doled out

Sep 5, 2016 1:00:06 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016september5_healthcarearticles_a, data compliance, EMR, Healthcare, HIPAA, medical data, security


If your organization hosts data regulated by the US government, you're familiar with the scare tactics used to sell hosting services. But what lurks behind those vague threats of expensive lawsuits and unfair liability burdens? HIPAA is nearly 100 pages long and few providers actually know what it requires. Unfortunately, it took a massive breach of healthcare-record data to give us a clearer picture, but let’s take a closer look at what we can glean from the incident.

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