Q: What percentage of healthcare practitioners who manage protected
health information (PHI) have experienced at least one medical data breach?
A: 80%, according to a Ponemon Institute Study6
Make sure you have an effective medical data breach response plan in place that
helps you comply with industry regulations, including customer notification requirements.
Are you in the Healthcare industry? Learn how to respond in the first 72 hours
of a data breach incident and how best to address the needs of your business as well
as the needs of your clients, employees and customers.
Accelerate Your Understanding of the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule
With the latest final ruling from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
regarding healthcare security, privacy and data breach notifications, regulations
are changing the healthcare industry. The HHS hopes the final rule, which goes
into effect March 26, 2013, will strengthen the data and security protection for individuals’
personal health information (PHI). The latest ruling finalizes the HIPAA Breach Notification
Rule, which is an interim rule that has been in effect since 2009.
Healthcare Better, But Not Perfect
The fifth annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Security Survey found that hospitals lead the way and has greatly improved, but the
healthcare industry isn’t perfect yet. Hospitals lead the way with more than
90 percent of the respondents in a recent study indicating that they conduct formal
Listen to our Podcast Answer man Bob Krenek, Experian’s
Senior Director of Data Breach Resolution, interviews healthcare attorney Paula Stannard
of Alston & Bird. Stannard and Krenek discuss an overview of the Omnibus Rule
and all of its changes, why business associates should be concerned and how to minimize
financial penalties if charged with a violation.
Do You Know What Your BA's Security Standards Are? Read the Latest Ponemon
Study: Read the latest study from the Ponemon Institute “Securing
3rd Party Vendor Data” to find out the importance of choosing the right BA.