tci General Surgery Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 12

HIPAA: Halt Phishing Vulnerability With These Tips

Yes, this click trick can still reel in your system. If you thought that only high-tech solutions can help you protect your Electronic Health Records (EHR) from a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) breach, you'd be wrong. In fact, simple staff education against just one simple trick may help save the day. Here's why: An easy portal to your data is still the good-old phishing attack, which involves a malicious communication disguised as a trustworthy source in an attempt to gain access to your system and steal information. In fact, emails were the cause of 13 healthcare...

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