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Organizations Have as Much Responsibility to Safeguard Paper Records as Electronic Ones

Organizations Have as Much Responsibility to Safeguard Paper Records as Electronic Ones

by ih-coc admin
Civil monetary penalties under HIPAA are imposed under a tiered system that takes into consideration the degree to which the entity was aware that HIPAA Rules were being violated. We covered this pretty extensively in a previous blog. So, what does it mean when an organization is penalized to this extent? I think we all know the answer here.

HIPAA Alert: You made a mistake. Tell your customers now, not later.

HIPAA Alert: You made a mistake. Tell your customers now, not later.

by ih-coc admin
As we’ve said before, when data breaches occur, customers lose faith in the company - particularly if they feel they’re being lied to or otherwise perceive disingenuity on the part of the organization in question.

Key Facts About HIPAA Compliance – What You Need to Know – Part 5

Key Facts About HIPAA Compliance – What You Need to Know – Part 5

by ih-coc admin
Our series is designed to explain best practices about HIPAA compliance, HIPAA settlements, and the various requirements an organization must have in place under the HIPAA Security & Privacy Rules.

Not Worried About Your Patients? Then Worry About Your Bottom Line

Not Worried About Your Patients? Then Worry About Your Bottom Line

by ih-coc admin
We’re always talking about how not complying with HIPAA regulations badly affects patients. Their data is exposed to malicious entities. Their trust in your organization wanes.

A Data Breach a Day - Part 2

by ih-coc admin
Whether it’s an employee sending information to or from an insecure account or an employee simply falling for a phishing message, by and large, unsafe email practices are a major problem in the healthcare industry.