If you are in any industry dealing with healthcare records, in particular school districts, you are well acquainted with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA. In order to protect the privacy of individuals receiving healthcare, this act guides virtually every aspect of information handling.
Any office that handles healthcare records for individuals, such as paperwork for employee health insurance, must ensure that the documentation is handled in compliance with HIPAA. If not complied with, it may lead to fines and, in some case, criminal charges. Continue reading