We have covered in the past how to stay HIPAA Compliant. What if there was a data breach, how would you know? How do you respond to patients’ healtchare information being breached and what steps to take? Take a moment to read this article here to help determine what factors constitute as a breach.
Take a look at Healthcare IT News and their compiled list of HIPAA breaches. It really is unbelievable that over 41 million people have had their private health information compromised.
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Originally posted on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services IT News:
From Health IT Outcomes, 3/4/15:
Security experts say this year healthcare could experience an increase in security breaches leading to stolen health information as hackers target medical records.
Hackers are turning their attention to health information, and one reason could it be that the data is worth 10-20 times that of credit card information. Stolen credit card numbers can be sold on the black market for pocket change, while in a recent case a set of Medicare ID numbers for 10 beneficiaries was sold for about $4,700.
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Your day-to-day business operations to interactions with patients and insurers, healthcare organizations must ensure that their communications support their HIPAA requirements.
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“Negligent employees are the most common cause of data breaches…A security plan without active participation by your employees is like an alarm system that’s never switched on.”
According to a recent Forbes article, “83% of SMBs (small to medium size businesses) take no formal measures against cyberthreats – even though almost half of all attacks are aimed at SMBs.”
As a cybercriminal’s easiest prey, your employees are doing all they can to protect your network environment and guard your sensitive data – Right?
Wrong. Unfortunately, studies show that your own employees are actually the leading cause of cyberattacks.
Let us help you stay safe from cyberattacks and give you the tools to help your employees stay compliant. Give us a call 888.413.9186
-Information provided by Fobes and ControlScan