What is a HIPAA Violation? Types, Causes, Penalties, and Prevention

What is a HIPAA Violation

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), enacted in 1996, revolutionized the way healthcare providers and related entities handle patient information. The primary goal is to safeguard patients’ medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. The violation occurs when there is a breach of an … Read more

What is the HIPAA Privacy Rule? Crucial Insights

Nurse Sitting in a Doctor's Office. Concept for HIPAA Privacy Rules

The HIPAA Privacy Rule is a crucial piece of legislation that plays a fundamental role in the healthcare system of the United States. It’s designed to protect the privacy and security of our personal health information. If you’ve ever visited a doctor’s office, or hospital, or used health insurance, this rule impacts how your health … Read more