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Chapter 1 Introduction to HIPAA
Other entities that store healthcare
Life Insurance Companies
As you can see, a vast majority of the US-based
companies are affected by HIPAA, meaning the important parts of the
law must be understood and implemented by these companies to be
Security is not just for HIPAA
Even if your organization is not directly
involved with HIPAA requirements, it does not mean that security and
auditing are not needed. They are necessities in any organization;
HIPAA merely makes it a legal requirement for healthcare companies.
There are several other hidden costs of non-secure systems.
Increased frequency of litigations, damage to the reputation of the
company and subsequent losses in customer base are just some of the
unwelcome and unnecessary results of a lax security policy.
In addition to HIPAA,
other laws and standards required by government bodies and security
organizations make security and privacy mandatory in many
situations. Another law in the US, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act,
mandates financial institutions and their partners to protect
non-public personal information by implementing a variety of access
and security controls. In the private sector, another standard, the
VISA USA Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP), requires
that personally identifiable
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