We’ve gathered a list of 17 celebrity HIPAA violations. The majority of them occurred due to unauthorized personnel checking in on celebrities’ medical records.
When HIPAA was enacted on August 21, 1996, it turned the entire healthcare industry on its head. More than 20 years later, and many healthcare organizations constantly struggle when attempting to stay on top of everything this government regulation entails. So what are some of the most common HIPAA violations?
Since it was enacted in 1996 by the United States government, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has enforced strict penalties for organizations who fail to provide data privacy and provisions towards safeguarding medical information. More specifically, it demands that the Department of Human Services and Health in the U.S. (HHS) create regulations that protect both the security and privacy of health information.
In 1996 the United States government passed a law that would not only change healthcare forever but would also enforce strict penalties for anyone who no longer practiced compliance. In the middle of what's now known as "the dot-com bubble", the government penned The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or what is more commonly known as HIPAA. HIPAA provides data privacy and provisions to security with a purpose of safeguarding medical information.