Dramatic changes on horizon for healthcare breach notifications

Published: February 26, 2013 by bkrenek

Healthcare data breaches will be treated much differently under the new HIPAA Omnibus rule.

But do you know how? Find out in the latest installment of our “Answer Men” podcast series.

Answer man Bob Krenek, also known as Experian’s Senior Director of Data Breach Resolution, interviews healthcare attorney Paula Stannard about changes coming down the pike. Stannard, an attorney with Alston & Bird, explains why she believes the new regulations will result in an enormous rise in the number of incidents being classified as healthcare breaches.

Stannard is a former deputy general counsel with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which recently published the Omnibus rule and will oversee the enforcement of it. She has worked extensively on HIPAA regulations and her firm has published numerous articles on the subject.

In this newly released podcast, Stannard also discusses:

  • An overview of the Omnibus rule and all of its changes
  • Why business associates should be concerned
  • How to minimize financial penalties if charged with a violation

Learn how to comply with the new regulations. Download this free podcast now!