Protected Health Information
PHI stands for Protected Health Information. Protected Health Information is any information about health status, provision of health care, or payment for health care that can be linked to a specific individual.
According to the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability (HIPAA) Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic & Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and Texas House Bill 300, any person or organization who works in the healthcare industry, or any person or organization who has access to Protected Health Information, must protect PHI, or face punitive federal and state fines and sanctions.More >
Why You Need to Comply
HIPAA violations can result in civil penalties and criminal prosecution, for both individuals and organizations.
- A “violation” is any unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure of PHI, resulting from any kind of breach.
Both individuals and organizations can can each be fined $50,000 per violation, with an annual maximum of up to $1,500,000.
- The Department of Justice implements criminal penalties, which include fines of up to $250,000, and up to 10 year in federal prison for individuals, and Specified Individuals of Covered Entities, including: officers, directors, and employees.
- Individuals and states’ attorney generals may sue violators (organizations and individuals) to recoup damages caused by PHI breaches.
The 4 Elements of Effective PHI Compliance
There are four elements to an effective PHI Compliance Strategy:
- Compliance Administration
- Record Keeping & Reporting
It’s one thing to get PHI training for yourself and your people. It’s another thing to maintain an effective PHI compliance strategy that will help you reduce the risk of PHI breaches, and demonstrate organization-wide compliance to regulators, should a PHI violation occur.
Whether you’re a single individual, or a major corporation, PHI Compliance Partners provides you with the materials and systems you need to immediately implement a comprehensive, ongoing PHI strategy.More >
PHI Compliance Should be Simple, Fast & Easy
There’s a lot more to maintaining an effective Protected Health Information compliance strategy than just training.
From Day 1, we guide you step by step through: training, document generation, document deployment, documentation amendment, document retrieval, management and storage, organization-wide continuous learning, record keeping, audit preparation, etc.
We provide our clients with turn-key comprehensive Protected Health Information compliance administration solutions.More >