HIPAA Settlements Soar in 2017, Are You Protected?



We are halfway through 2017, and every Health IT Professional needs to take stock of the shifting landscape of HIPAA requirements and revisions, as well as the ever present threat of data breaches and theft.

As Erin Ditsche points out in his December 23rd article of the Health IT & CIO Review, reflecting back upon 2016 gives everyone an excellent opportunity to measure the cost of high risk behavior and lackadaisical data management.

With the top 6 HIPAA settlement fines totaling more than $19 Million, and with updates and revisions to HIPAA requirements enshrined into law as recently as December 13th, 2016 (with the 21st Century Cures Act,) we all need to be up to date and clear on the best and most secure methods of data destruction and what constitutes a compliant data destruction service and what does not.

1. http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/6-largest-hipaa-settlement-fines-of-2016.html

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