Fines resulting from non-compliance with rules of HIPAA Breach Notification in Florida can derail you. Take heed; Notification Rule, 45 CFR §§ 164.400-414, requires HIPAA covered entities, and their Business Associates, to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information (PHI), as it may be disadvantageous to patients, and may cause harm. Similar breach notification provisions implemented and enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), apply to vendors of personal health records and their third party service providers, pursuant to section 13407 HITECH Act.
HIPAA Breach Notification in Florida can result in $7.2 million fines. When you consider the costs of damaged reputations, diminished consumer confidence, and class-action lawsuits, the costs may be higher. A breach occurs when the security or privacy of PHI has been compromised and may cause harm to those whose info has been accessed. We provide you with appropriate products and services, and can guide you on the entire Breach Notification framework. If you have no compliance presently, we will move you down the compliance continuum, to full HIPAA compliance, very quickly.
HIPAA Privacy Rule up-dates, signal increased penalties, frequent audits, following HIPAA Breach in Florida, and non-observance of HIPAA Breach Notification in Florida. The HITECH Act enhanced patient rights, but also imposed technical and procedural burdens on entities which must comply. Policies and procedures need evaluation to ensure they meet requirements. Your policies will need modification to meet new rules for access/accounting of disclosures, and new restrictions on some disclosures that were hitherto allowed. New enforcement and audit requirements exist, and impact heavily on non-compliance.
InfoSight solutions can be customized to your level of risk, the type of data exposed, the severity of the breach and your budget. From discovery to resolution, we’ll guide you through the necessary steps to reduce the risk of a breach and mitigate the effects of the breach, all while providing high-quality identity theft protection products for those affected.
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