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You and HIPAA: What Could a Violation Cost?

Key takeaways:

•The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), passed in 2009, widened the scope of privacy and security requirements for electronic protected health information (ePHI) under HIPAA. HITECH increased fines for a single security breach from up to $100 per violation to up to $50,000 per violation, and increased the annual fine limit for violations from $25,000 to up to $1,500,000 per calendar year.

•Doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals and other healthcare providers need to share, store and track patient information — quickly and easily. With ShareFile, you get fast, easy secure data sharing with the security you need to support your HIPAA compliance.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. “Health Information Privacy; Understanding HIPAA Privacy; Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule; Enforcement and Penalties for Noncompliance”, accessed 02/29/2015