BC Advantage - 2016 Issue 8

How to Handle a HIPAA Data Breach

Repeated incidents of hacking and theft of personal health information (PHI) rocked the healthcare industry last year-and the year before that, as well as the year before that, and so on.In fact, the healthcare industry has sustained repeated blows from cybercriminals for several years, but the hits have become more frequent and damaging recently. During 2015, over 112 million records were stolen or compromised, mostly due to hacking or cyber theft, from various healthcare organizations across the U.S.Practices, hospitals, insurance companies, and various other healthcare affiliates were all affected by the attacks, making it obvious that...

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