One of the many challenges you probably face as a business owner is dealing with the vague requirements present in HIPAA and PCI-DSS legislation. Due to the unclear regulatory messaging, “assuming” rather than “knowing” can land your organization in hot water with regulators.

The Health and Human Services (HSS) Office for Civil Rights receives over 1,000 complaints and notifications of HIPAA violations every year.1 When it comes to PCI-DSS, close to 70% of businesses are non-compliant.2 While you may assume it’s acceptable if your business does not comply with HIPAA or PCI-DSS since many other companies display non-compliant trends as well, we can assure you, it’s not. Keep in mind that being non-compliant puts you and your business at risk of being audited and fined.

Risks of Failing to Meet Minimum Compliance Requirements

Never take compliance lightly because non-compliance can lead to:

Are Your Existing Business Tools Sufficient?

If you are unsure where to start, assessing your business tools — cloud, VoIP, email service, electronic file-sharing service, applications, etc. — to ensure their total compliance is a good place to start. 

Here are a few ways to check your existing business tools for compliance: 



These lists are not comprehensive and only scratch the surface. Moreover, none of the points mentioned above ensure the tool is HIPAA or PCI-DSS compliant. Simply consider these as tips and tricks for how to prioritize compliance in your business practices. 

If you’re confused about what your next steps should be, don’t worry. We’re here to help. 

Tier3 Solutions conducts a comprehensive assessment of your business’s current state of compliance to provide expertise in compliance resolutions. Contact us today to learn more.