Time for a quick roundup of HIPAA related tweets from around the Twittersphere. Check out these tweets and we’ll add in a bit of our commentary.
— Matt Fisher (@Matt_R_Fisher) June 21, 2017
Matt’s correct that it’s not all avoidable, but at $380 per record that’s expensive. Breaches are expensive everywhere, but especially in healthcare. When you look at how insecure various industries are, my guess is that healthcare would be near the top of the list as well. That’s a problem.
— Danika Brinda (@DanikaBrinda) June 22, 2017
I’m with Danika Brinda as well. I have no idea why this is still happening. Are people really that uneducated and naive when it comes to disposal of paper medical records? Hire a company with a great reputation if you’re not sure how to do it properly yourself.
— Planet HIPAA (@PlanetHIPAA) June 19, 2017
Happens all the time. The fine for the delay is more than the damage of the breach itself. There should be no reason organization’s delay in their efforts to notify patients of a breach. Doing so can be a very expensive prospect. Plus, it’s the right thing to do for the patients.