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HIPAA compliance: Protecting electronic health information

In the world of Health Information Technology (HIT), privacy and security are twin cornerstones of serving patients and avoiding costly data breaches.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, healthcare data breaches cost an estimated average of $3.5 million, while the total annual cost for the industry as a whole is estimated at $5.6 billion.

As data breaches and cybercrime advance rapidly, taking every precaution to safeguard electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) as well as patients’ rights and protections is critical.  To learn more about HIPAA compliance and how you can protect sensitive electronic health information, check out this educational infographic: