What Are Some Common HIPAA Violations?
When discussing common HIPAA violations of HIPAA laws, it’s important to remember that every business is different.
The bottomline is that all these violations must relate in some way to the loss of HIPAA protected health information (PHI). PHI is any demographic information that can be used to identify a patient. Common examples of PHI include names, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers, insurance ID numbers, health care records, and full facial photos, to name a few.
Some causes of most common are data breaches that can lead to HIPAA violations & fines. Examples of incidents that can lead to data breaches and subsequent HIPAA violation are listed here: