The HIPAA Compliance Guide
Gathering, storing and handling patient information is one of the most important administrative tasks within the healthcare industry. If you request sensitive information, even social security numbers or any type of information (date of birth, telephone number, email address) that may lead to the identification of a real person, then you may be subject to potential civil or criminal penalties if you are not HIPAA compliant.
These days, most businesses focus on keeping up with consumers and potential partners by pushing all their services online. Healthcare providers, hospitals and small practices alike face the challenge of handling ever growing amounts of patient information while keeping this data safe and secure.