From the Desk of Matt Fisher – ICYMI
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Sins of Others May be Visited on Employer
Healthcare organizations are learning tough lessons that actions of employees can come back with serious consequences to the organization. When it comes to maintaining the privacy and security of patient data, no action comes without a consequence. While some actions are completely uncontrollable, that does not necessarily mean that liability cannot potentially flow to the employer. Additionally, HIPAA may only tell part of that story in that regard as state law will play a significant role in determining potential liability. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
Healthcare Startups: Don’t Forget About Regulations
Healthcare has become a hotbed for startups of all kinds from new provider models to insurance companies to health technology. No matter what area of healthcare is targeted by a startup, the desire is to proceed with innovation or disruption bolstered by a feeling that this idea will be the one to change healthcare. However, nothing in healthcare is easy,simple, or straightforward. For every potential issue that may be addressed, there are myriad other issues interconnected that will be impacted, most likely in unanticipated ways. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
Escaping Notice, by Laying Low
An interesting argument was posed in a recent post on databreaches[.]net about a lack of enforcement actions from the Office for Civil Rights against small or medium-sized healthcare entities that do not appropriately report breaches to either OCR and/or the individuals impacted. As outlined in the post, the apparent lack of follow up from OCR is occurring even though outside parties are filing reports or complaints with OCR about the underlying conduct that resulted in the breach. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
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