Take HIPAA seriously--or pay the penalty

HHS is sending a very clear message with one of its latest penalties--if you're caught with a violation of HIPAA privacy or security laws, you're going to be fined...a lot. Its recently levied penalties of $4.3 million on a healthcare provider in Maryland and $1 million settlement with Massachusetts General Hospital should make all healthcare organizations, including physician practices, stand up and take notice of the somewhat forgotten HIPAA law. -Read the full commentary in FierceHealthPayer