$218K HIPAA fine
Have you seen this July 13 article in HealthcareITNews?
Another medical provider has been hit with a hefty fine for violating HIPAA requirements -- this time for putting 500 patients at risk by using a Web-based document-sharing application without adequate security to store PHI. Read More: HealthcareITnews
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As stated in the article, "Organizations must pay particular attention to HIPAA's requirements when using Internet-based document sharing applications," said Jocelyn Samuels, OCR director, in a July 10 statement announcing the settlement. "In order to reduce potential risks and vulnerabilities, all workforce members must follow all policies and procedures, and entities must ensure that incidents are reported and mitigated in a timely manner."
The OCR has proven once again they are serious about not tolerating HIPAA violations. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your business is not vulnerable.
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