HIPAA Privacy Rule: The Consequences Behind the Violations

The HIPAA Privacy Rule, established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), was designed to protect sensitive patient information from unauthorized access. It requires healthcare providers, health plans, and other covered entities to safeguard patients protected health information (PHI). Despite these strict measures, countless instances of HIPAA Privacy Rule violations occur each year, leading to severe consequences for the parties [...]