Fines up to $1.5 million, loss of clients, and negative publicity are just some of the serious consequences of violating the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
The penalties for non-compliance are based on the level of negligence, and in some cases carry criminal charges that can result in jail sentences. HIPAA compliance is serious business, and when penalties are levied one of the main things taken into consideration is what, if any preventive steps were taken.
With that in mind, here are some basic best practices to implement regarding HIPAA compliance, including:
- Comprehension of the guidelines
- Guard against 3rd party disclosure
- Proper disposal methods
- Mobile device management
Read on to learn about each of these five best practices, and how you can implement them.