Let’s look at how data encryption applies to protected health information (PHI), which in a very basic sense means EHR/EMR (electronic health/medical records). Clearly it’s crucial that this type of data be kept under digital “lock and key” due to its profoundly private nature. Encrypting your PHI This article gives a good overview of data […]
The Department of Health & Human Services Office of Civil Rights has been warning healthcare providers to conduct risk analyses and act on any deficiencies discovered. A settlement between the government and Affinity Health Plan confirms that this advice is worth heeding.
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Healthcare Company Fined for Patient’s Info left on copier memory. Healthcare organizations need to consider all kinds of digital devices, including photocopy machines, in examining their data security. That’s the takeaway from HHS’ Office for Civil Rights announcement that Affinity, a managed-care plan serving the New York metropolitan area, will pay more than $1.2 million […]