Data breaches are more common and cost more than you may think. In addition to fines, downtime, and costs to correct the problems that lead to the breach, you may not have considered the loss in revenue that can occur. Revenue decreases $3.7 million at healthcare firms on average after a breach. Could your organization sustain itself after such hits?
1. Encrypt Everything.
2. Assess your Risk Often. A complete Risk Assessment is recommended annually, or whenever major system changes may occur such as a new EMR system or a facility move.
3. Training. A properly trained staff is critical to keeping ePHI private and secure. Proper training can help prevent many security threats.
4. Be Prepared. Have a planned response plan in case of a breach.
5. Find Business Associates who take HIPAA requirements seriously. Read the BA agreement to make sure they are doing their part.
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