12 Tips to Prevent a Healthcare Data Breach

High-profile healthcare data breaches continue to make the news. Heed our 12-step program and keep your organization out of the headlines.
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Privacy and security have always been priorities for healthcare CIOs, but changes to HIPAA under the HITECH ACT of 2009 put the issues squarely in the spotlight. Providers that suffer data breaches that affect more than 500 patients must notify the Department of Health and Human Services, which maintains a public list of all breaches, and are subject to fines of up to $1.5 million (on top of mitigation costs). These 12 tips can help you avoid the costly, and embarrassing, consequences of suffering a healthcare data breach.

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