Why is it important to comply with HIPAA?

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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer
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From a civic standpoint, because it's the law.

From a pragmatic standpoint, because if you don't comply then everyone who has ever done business with you can sue you into bankruptcy.
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HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company that deals with protected health information (PHI) must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed.

If you deal with health information you must have it' otherwise someone might sue you. it's relevant only if you are in the U.S.

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