Cost of Not Being HIPPA-Compliant
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) estimates that 70% of organizations are still not HIPPA compliant.
Unintentionally releasing the Protected Health Information (PHI) of patients has costly repercussions for any medical practice. Electronic PHI (ePHI ) is defined in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulation as any protected health information that is created, stored, transmitted, or received in any electronic format or media. HIPAA regulation states that ePHI includes any of 18 distinct demographics that can be used to identify a patient.Although HIPAA regulations have been in place for over 20 years, many organizations are still confused about HIPAA enforcement and compliance. In order to make the penalties as fair as possible, the Office for Civil Rights has established a tiered structure for penalties. Along with monetary penalties, some HIPAA violators may also face criminal charges for their actions.
About Santorini Solutions HIPPA Compliant Office
At Santorini Solutions, we have the expertise to ensure that your medical practice transitions to a HIPPA compliant office. CMS has outlined Administrative and Physical Safeguards that entail numerous stringent requirements to guide proper office compliance. Santorini’s approach to Cybersecurity and Network Design together with our HIPPA compliant solutions for Phone, Fax and 3rd party BAA compliant products is a road map to success for your office.
The first step is a short Cost-Free Risk Assessment that is done by our team to identify if there are gaps. Once the analysis is done, Santorini provides a detailed report with recommendations on what your respective office would need to meet for compliance. This is yours to keep – free of cost.
Avoid potential fines and protect your reputation as a trusted medical practice.