The Specter of HIPAA Enforcement: Who is the behind all the fines?

The Specter of HIPAA Enforcement

Who Enforces HIPAA?

HIPAA, which stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which is an arm of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Phew, now that we’ve gotten the acronyms out of the way…

Prior to 2003, the HIPAA laws had no enforcement provisions, meaning that while the HHS had issued Privacy and Security rules, they were really just asking nicely for providers to comply.

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Give your Healthcare Site a Checkup: Find the Perfect HIPAA Dev Team

As the healthcare industry in the United States keeps pace with our unfolding technological future, many forward-thinking organizations are embarking down the path of building web based products for healthcare providers. However, as many tech companies come to realize, when you dip a toe into murky waters of the healthcare industry, you pull your foot out covered in messy compliance regulations.

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Computers Running Windows Vista Are No Longer HIPAA Complaint

In a relatively subdued statement, Microsoft announced the final step in the lifecycle of their oldest supported Windows Operating System (OS). As of April 11, 2017, Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows Vista. This move flew under the radar of most security blogs and news outlets due to the general lack of enthusiasm surrounding the operating system since its release in 2006.

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