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How to avoid a healthcare data breach. -

How to avoid a healthcare data breach

Avoiding a healthcare data breach.

Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, providers face significantly stiffer penalties for healthcare data breaches than they used to — not to mention a serious commitment from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enforce those penalties and publicize all major data breaches. The HITECH Act also broadens the definition of a covered entity under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; many organizations that had not been required to comply with HIPAA privacy and security rules must now do so.  Read the full article here.


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