A recent study probing the impact of payments on HIPAA compliance—or noncompliance—posed a series of situations to college students to see how much it might take to get them to violate HIPAA. Across all five scenarios, just 14% didn’t have what the study authors referred to as “a price” to illegally obtain and/or share protected health information.
The following are the situations they considered. For their responses, see the related story. For an overview of compliance strategies that correspond to the study findings, see the related story.