As we all know, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), a Boston hospital overlooking the Charles River and Longfellow Bridge, agreed to settle a HIPAA PHI breach case for $1.5 million. The breach occurred when a laptop computer was lost during a 2010 medical conference in South Korea. The computer was not protected with laptop encryption software, although it did feature a sort of LoJack for computers.
Again, Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana issued a statement apologizing for a third-party mailing company’s mistake that led to compromised personal health information for 1,087 patients. Billing statements for those patients were sent to the incorrect address, and included names, dates of service, billing information, insurance information, and financial status for each account. The hospital stresses that detailed clinical information, birth dates, and social security numbers were not included in the mailing from Mail Louisville, Inc.
What we read above are couple of instances which can easily happen in any establishment or by any employee, however the stakes are really high post the new HIPAA rules. Keeping this in mind our expert Jim Sheldon-Dean, has come with a 120 min session, dissecting all you need to gear up or tackle all the compliance requirements in the ambit of BYOD and patient communication. Join us for this On Demand combo webinar (accessible throughout the day) - “HIPAA BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) & Patient Communication Under New HIPAA Rules”, which ensures that you get all the answers related to your compliance health when portable devices and electronic communication is concerned. And just to make this critical compliance domain more affordable, you now get it at the price of one webinar.
Jim Sheldon-Dean is a healthcare compliance and HIPAA expert in the areas of privacy and security regulatory compliance and business process analysis. He is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982, providing information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to a wide variety of healthcare entities. Jim is a frequent speaker regarding HIPAA...
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