"I'm Not a Doctor." But Are You a HIPAA Business Associate? Why You Should Care About HIPAA
Who does HIPAA apply to? A common misconception is that HIPAA only applies to healthcare organizations and their administrators, like family practitioners, cardiologists, and hospitals. While it is a predominant concern for this sector and its related specialists, HIPAA coverage expands to many other industries — anywhere there is personal health information (PHI) collected, stored, or shared — think of personal injury law firms as an example. So, if you work or use services outside of the healthcare field, you should educate yourself on how HIPAA rules and non-compliance can affect you, and we have some tips for consideration.