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Security Rule


The part of the HIPAA rule that outlines national security standards intended to protect health data created, received, maintained or transmitted electronically.
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Protected Health Information


This includes any individually identifiable health information collected from an individual by a healthcare provider, employer or plan that includes name, social security number, phone number, medical [..]
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Privacy Rule


The part of the HIPAA rule that addresses the saving, accessing and sharing of medical and personal information of an individual, including a patient’s own right to access.
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OCR HIPAA Audit Protocol


Up through early 2012, there was no federal standard for third-party auditors to conduct a HIPAA audit. With the publication of the new Office for Civil Rights audit protocol, auditors are able to gai [..]
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Individually Identifiable Health Information


A subset of health information, this includes demographic information about an individual’s health that identifies or can be used to identify the individual. This includes name, address, date of bir [..]
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Criminal Penalties


The U.S. Department of Justice established who can be held liable for HIPAA violations due to criminal activity. This includes covered entities and any specified individual working under a covered ent [..]
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Willful Neglect


There are two types of willful neglect. The first is when a company clearly ignores the HIPAA law but corrects their mistake within the given amount of time. Minimum fine: $10,000 per incident with an [..]
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Reasonable Cause


The steps have been taken, but something was not addressed. For example, a company went into a HIPAA audit and provided a gap analysis, but something wasn’t addressed yet. The violation is due to re [..]
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Due Diligence


An organization is in violation, but they have taken every possible step they could have foreseen to prevent that. Minimum fine: $100 per incident with annual maximum of $25,000 for repeat violations [..]
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Civil Penalties


Established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the tiered civil penalty structure below determines the cause and consequences of the HIPAA breaches. The Secretary of the Dep [..]
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