The health-care industry views these costs as being more than justified given the penalties HIPAA imposes. Violations of HIPAA can include both civil fines and, in the case of willful violations, criminal penalties.
These fines depend on the amount of information affected by the violation and the level of culpability for the violation. Civil penalties range from $100 per violation for when it occurred despite taking reasonable measures to prevent it, to $50,000 per violation when it occurred in willful disregard of HIPAA’s mandates.
Very few covered entities have the budget or internal resources to handle HIPAA compliance in-house. In addition, it only makes sense for covered entities to focus on medicine and let the computer experts at DEVsource focus on privacy, security, and breach notification.
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