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HIPAA establishes U.S. national standards for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of individually identifiable electronic health information. Healthcare providers and other covered entities are subject to HIPAA compliance requirements if they transmit or maintain such information. The consequences of non-compliance are severe and can include large fines, damage to the organization's reputation, and the need to adopt corrective action plans, which all result in lost revenue.
HITECH Act Expands the Power of HIPAA
Signed into law in 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act expands the scope and enforcement power of the HIPAA regulations. In particular, the law establishes extended liability under the HIPAA rules to business associates of covered entities and establishes that non-compliance can now result in criminal charges punishable by jail time.
Maintain a HIPAA compliant IT Environment and Pass Audits with Netwrix Auditor
To achieve and maintain HIPAA IT compliance, organizations need to continuously take administrative, physical and technical measures that establish adequate internal controls in the IT domain. Netwrix Auditor assists with validation of many technical and some administrative policies to help ensure continuous compliance with HIPAA guidelines, and also helps you pass HIPAA audits.
Enable continuous IT auditing to control access to protected health information
Get a complete picture of the current or past state of effective permissions, monitor permission changes, and track who has attempted to access sensitive resources across your IT systems.