A Breach, or Not a Breach? If That Is the Question, Encryption May Be the Answer
The world of health care moves fast. Hospitals, physicians and other providers must protect the confidentiality of health information in a highly regulated environment with constantly evolving technology. How can you address privacy breaches and be ready for HIPAA audits? Ice Miller can help.
Statistics maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for large data breaches (those affecting more than 500 people), and analyzed in a report by the health care information security company Redspin, indicate that in 2013 alone there were 199 breaches affecting over seven million patient records.
What was the one thing the providers could have done to make their breach problems go away? After downloading this guide, you will have a better understanding of how encryption may be the answer.