Patient Information: Avoid Severe Penalties For Disclosure

Patient Information: Avoid Severe Penalties For Disclosure

The federal standards for protecting the privacy of individually identifiable health information is enforced by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”). In recently imposing a $750,000 penalty for breach of unsecured electronic protected health information when a laptop bag was stolen from a car, HHS issued a strong statement regarding obligations to ensure the safety of patient information. The HHS Director stated that “[o]rganizations must complete a comprehensive risk analysis and establish strong policies and procedures to protect patients’ health information.”

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By Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, LLP.


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