What Counts as a HIPAA Violation? 

We are not giving legal advice—Commprise is an MSP and not qualified to do that; our goal is to get you up to speed with what HIPAA compliance is, help you understand its purpose, and better comprehend how it relates to your IT security.

With that said, most HIPAA violations occur as a result of negligence or only partial compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. If it’s clear that there’s been a data breach/theft of devices or documents that may give the thief access to PHI or ePHI, that counts as a HIPAA violation. 

However, if something like a laptop containing ePHI is stolen but the ePHI is encrypted, this would not count as a HIPAA violation as the data would still be secure. 

Common Causes of HIPAA Violations

There are several common causes of HIPAA violations, and all of them can be avoided if your organization follows the best practices for IT Security

What are the Different Fine Levels of HIPAA Compliance Violations?

There are four levels of fines for HIPAA compliance violations. 

Keeping Your Company’s Private Data Secure 

If your company works with personal health information (PHI), it’s important that you see HIPAA compliance as more than just a law you must abide by. 

Your PHI is data that your organization is responsible for, and the protection and security of your data is critical to thriving in the modern digital age. 

If you’re uncertain of your business’s security or compliance, gain clarity with Commprise. With our IT Security and Compliance Auditing services, you’ll be able to get a complete picture of the security of your IT systems, network, and data.

An in-depth understanding of your IT environment will allow you to clearly document and improve any potential security weaknesses that might get in between you and maintaining compliance.