Privacy & Security of Protected Health Information

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act o 1996 (HIPAA) provides provisions for privacy and security of an individual’s protected health information (PHI).  The sharing of health information among covered entities, as defined by HIPAA, is pivotal to the coordination and transition of care, which is essential to transform the healthcare industry.  In just 2011 alone, the number of HIPAA violations totaled almost 2,600 incidents and resulted in fines in the millions!  The table below lists the top 5 covered entities and the top 5 HIPAA violations involved in these incidents.

Top 5 Covered Entities

Top 5 HIPAA Violations

  • Private Practices
  • General Hospitals
  • Outpatient Facilities
  • Health Plans
  • Pharmacies
  • Impermissible Uses & Disclosures
  • Safeguards
  • Access
  • Minimum Necessary
  • Notice

Our privacy and security solution provides our clients with a full array of support to ensure compliance with all healthcare privacy and security rules and regulations.  We offer:

  • Comprehensive HIPAA Compliance Assessments
  • HIPAA Risk Report
  • HIPAA Compliance Plan
  • Audit Preparation and Support