The Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Health and Human Services has progressively increased fines for health care providers who experience HIPAA breaches.
HIPAA clearly states providers should have business associate agreements with vendors that receive, maintain, or transmit protected health information.
Encryption acts as a safe harbor. In case PHI is lost, sent to the wrong person, or stolen, it isn't considered a breach if it is encrypted.
Practices should review the list of 18 identifiers and remove each item before sharing data.
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