Security of HIPAA Protected Health Information (PHI) is a high priority here at Gunn-Mowery. We take the necessary steps to secure PHI when it is transmitted electronically, using email encryption software. It is our recommendation that our clients and business associates follow the same steps. Penalties for a security breach start at $100, with a maximum of $50,000 per violation. Annual maximum penalties can go as high as $1.5 million. http://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/securityrule/security101.pdf
If you are in need of sending PHI to Gunn-Mowery, and do not have email encryption software available, please reach out to us. We will be happy to send you a secure email, so you can attach the PHI and return it to us in a secure, encrypted manner.