Are HIPAA Laws Ineffective? Must Not Be Since Healthcare Cyberattacks Have Increased by 125% in the Past 5 Years!

Are HIPAA Laws Ineffective? Must Not Be Since Healthcare Cyberattacks Have Increased by 125% in the Past 5 Years!

I have always thought HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996)  was a huge waste of time, money, and resources which was confirmed by a May 2015 Survey which estimates “that data breaches could be costing the industry $6 billion” and more “than 90 percent of healthcare organizations represented in this study had a data breach, and 40 percent had more than five data breaches over the past two years.”

Delay of HIPAA Phase Two Audits: Preparing for the Inevitable

Delay of HIPAA Phase Two Audits: Preparing for the Inevitable

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) tasked the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) (the division of the Department of Health and Human Services responsible for enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and regulations promulgated thereto) with conducting audits of covered entities and business associates for compliance with HIPAA.