HIPAA compliance guidelines can be extremely overwhelming to navigate or stay on top of if you are considered a “covered entity” (pretty much anything in the healthcare industry), you and any business associates must be HIPAA compliant.
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The most important reason to ensure your healthcare business is compliant is because being “noncompliant” (often referred to as a HIPAA violation) can cost several thousand dollars in fines. Criminal HIPAA violations can result in fines of up to $1.5M for organizations and possible penalties like jail time, while civil penalties can range from $100 to $50,000 per violation.
Our certified security and compliance team at Provisions Group has 20 years of experience ranging from working with individual hospitals to enterprise healthcare organizations. They have created this free HIPAA compliance checklist to help you gauge your company's compliance readiness.