tci Part B Insider - 2014 Issue 29

Take 3 Steps to Avoid Punishing HIPAA Penalties

Look for compliance clues in two new government reports. Recent HIPAA reports mandated by the HITECH act may seem like jumbles of depressing statistics, but you can actually learn quite a bit from them.   Here are three key lessons you can glean from these reports:   1. Ratchet up your theft-prevention efforts. Theft didn’t merely rank number one on the list of breach causes, it blew all other causes out of the water. Theft accounted for half of the breaches in both years (50 percent in 2011 and 53 percent in 2012), according to a blog post...

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