PCI Compliance


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  1. Your father has a private retail pharmacy in a small rural town. He accepts credit cards and holds customer information on a small database server. He wants to know if he should be concerned about PCI compliance, as well as HIPAA, and has asked you for a summary so he can decide if he wants to hire an outside consultant to help him comply with government regulations.

    Write a 3- to 4-page summary in Microsoft® Word of the important aspect of PCI and HIPAA regulations to help him make his decision. In your summary:

    • Accurately describe what PCI is and why it is important to a small business.
    • Explain why a small business needs to comply with PCI. Provide at least two reasons.
    • Outline the ramifications of noncompliance to a small business. Provide two examples.
    • Concisely describe who is covered under HIPAA.
    • List the information protected under HIPAA.
    • List the administrative requirements under HIPAA.
    • Cite all sources using APA guidelines. 


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