Back when…a Look at HIPAA Compliance

Lately we hear the word breach so often, but it sure doesn?t mean what is used to...

Those clever lyrics to country songs can stick in your head, like ?Back When? by Tim McGraw.

?Back when?
Coke was a Coke?
And when you said, ?I?m down with that?-
Well, it meant you had the flu.?

And these days, we might add:

And a breach described
A whale leaping out of ocean!

Lately we hear the word breach so often, but it sure doesn?t mean what is used to?back when.

With the recent (September 23, 2013) compliance date for The HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules (released in January 2012), for document management professionals, the word breach has become synonymous with governmental levied fines!

Failure to comply with HIPAA can result in civil and criminal penalties (42 USC

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