Provider “Lets A Cat Named HIPAA Out of the Bag”

by Phil C. Solomon on July 30, 2013

in Hospital Patient Data Security,Revenue Cycle Management

When Will Industry Contemporaries Safeguard All Portable and Internet Based HIPAA Data Sources?

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What is the definition of a breach?  ” A breach is, generally, an impermissible use or disclosure under the Privacy Rule that compromises the security or privacy of the protected health information such that the use or disclosure poses a significant risk of financial, reputational, or other harm to the affected individual”.

When a breach occurs, what steps must a covered entity take to report a breach? Under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Breach Notification Rule, “Following a breach of unsecured protected health information covered entities must provide notification of the breach to affected individuals, the Secretary, and, in certain circumstances, to the media.  In addition, business associates must notify covered entities that a breach has occurred.

Read the rest of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Breach Notification Rule. The following article highlights another large breach of un-protected information from one of the country’s largest providers.

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Phil C. Solomon is a healthcare finance and revenue cycle sales consultant and marketing strategist with experience spanning two decades. Phil has expertise in the areas of healthcare technology and business process outsourcing (BPO). He is the publisher of Revenue Cycle News, a healthcare revenue cycle blog and is a featured speaker at many HFMANAHAM and AAHAM healthcare educational conferences.

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