HIPAA Regulations and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act “HITECH Act” layout a broad spectrum of requirements for businesses and computer systems storing or transmitting private electronic health information “ePHI”.
Under HITECH, mandatory penalties will be imposed for "willful neglect." Obviously what "willful neglect" means will be determined on a case-by-case basis, but speaking in the parlance, we believe that an organization that handles ePHI and does not comply with the requirements can face penalties up to $250,000, with repeat/uncorrected violations extending up to $1.5 million.
That is why IHOST IST developed a HIPAA compliance hosting bundle that is engineered to cover all HIPAA/HITECH Act requirements for organizations that handle ePHI. We make HIPAA compliance easy and provide a signed BAA with our managed hosting service.