Do I need to become HIPAA compliant?

If you are collecting, storing or transmitting PHI (Protected Health Information) to a covered entity then you definitely should be HIPAA compliant.

 

If youโ€™re building an application that has any reasonable likelihood of collecting, storing or transmitting PHI you should probably be HIPAA compliant.

If weโ€™re being honest, itโ€™s not worth taking the risk of HIPAA compliance audits and penalties if you have even a small chance of managing PHI within your application.

 

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