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[Infographic] There’s No Such Thing as a HIPAA-compliant App

By Terry Edwards  /  16 Jul 2014

Noncompliance with HIPAA regulations can have serious repercussions for healthcare organizations. A recent study showed the average cost of a data breach in the past two years was $2.4 million per organization, plus a serious hit to their reputations.

The problem is, when it comes to communication between clinicians, electronic protected health information (ePHI) is not locked down in most health systems and practices.

Many executives are looking for a simple solution: a HIPAA-compliant app to secure messages. But it’s not that simple. There’s no such thing as a HIPAA-compliant app. HIPAA is technology neutral, focusing on the security of all modes of communication rather than the security of particular applications or devices.

In the Infographic below, we’ve outlined why it is important to secure all your clinical communications. For more education on the topic, read our Security Brief.

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