HITRUST: HIPAA Breaches Near $1 Billion

Reports of breaches of unsecured personal health information affecting 500 or more individuals could cost the entities reporting those breaches nearly $1 billion, a report from the Health Information Trust Alliance says.

1 comments on "HITRUST: HIPAA Breaches Near $1 Billion"
Hipaa world (12/19/2012 at 3:15 AM)

Or if you are unethical and in interested in avoiding the publicity your organization might just cover over the breach. This is what is reported by word of mouth from an MA to another to have happened to a woman who's information was intentionally breached while held within the Promedica systems database. The authorities were less than helpful and indeed minimizing of the damage or certain existence of the breach. The health information became rumor mill and there was still no transparency or formality to the victim's inquiry. That is why the recent case of Somogey v Toledo Clinic was an interesting notion to those of us MA's who know of the intentional breach prior. Perhaps such a response complete with discipline, action and accountability is selective.


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