Written by Adnan Raja, Vice President of Marketing for Atlantic.Net
HIPAA compliance entered the public eye in 1996 when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was passed. For organizations dealing with any facet of healthcare, it revolves around the protection of private information of patients. Any health information stored, accessed, or transmitted electronically falls under this protection. Penalties for violating HIPAA compliance come in many shapes. Monetary fines start as low as $100 for each violation and reaching as high as $1.5 million.