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The Role of Disclosure Management in Mitigating the Effects of a HIPAA Breach-- Takeaways from the Largest Pediatric Hospital Breach Ever Reported

by ih-coc admin
On May 23, 2018, Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE, "internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders” uncovered a data security breach.

How Breaches Add Up to Millions for Failed HIPAA Compliance

How Breaches Add Up to Millions for Failed HIPAA Compliance

by Yenny (SU)
It’s no secret that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations cost businesses money – and their reputation – when they’re found to be non-compliant. The guidelines of HIPAA provide strict standards for the electronic exchange of health information for covered entities and business associates.

What is Considered a HIPAA Breach

What is Considered a HIPAA Breach

by Yenny (SU)
In order to prevent irreparable financial and reputational harm to your company, it’s worth having a healthy discussion with your employees about what is considered a breach of HIPAA. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), a breach of Protected Health Information (PHI) is defined as “an impermissible use or disclosure under the Privacy Rule that compromises the security or privacy of the protected health information.

Undergoing a HIPAA Breach Investigation

Undergoing a HIPAA Breach Investigation

by Yenny (SU)
When it comes to reporting HIPAA breaches, it’s important to beat the clock. No employer expects that it will happen to them, but sometimes a lack of adequate IT security, privilege misuse by employees, or miscellaneous errors1 can cause the unthinkable to happen – a widespread leak of Protected Health Information (PHI).

What Happens If a HIPAA Breach Affects Fewer than 500 Individuals at a Healthcare Facility?

What Happens If a HIPAA Breach Affects Fewer than 500 Individuals at a Healthcare Facility?

by Shearly (SU)
If your healthcare practice must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, a breach of protected health information may require patient and government notifications.