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An Unnecessary Privacy Risk?: Online Nursery Photos
This post was inspired by a discussion with Dissent who runs DataBreaches.net. As a matter of circumstance, this post went live before Dissent posted about a specific website and the thoughts offered by a few other legal or security professionals. To get more insight, Dissent’s article about newborn photos should not be missed. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
Nothing Comes for Free
Many websites, mobile applications, software solutions and similar solutions are offered for “free.” The services are free from the perspective that there is no cost to acquire or use the service. However, as the famous saying used commonly by the author Robert Heinlein goes “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” (TANSTAAFL). While a user may believe there is no cost, the provider of the service will seek to obtain a benefit in some manner. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
You Received a Letter from OCR, Now What?
At some point in time most group practices, hospitals or other provider organizations will receive a letter from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The letter will state that OCR received a complaint from a patient, employee or some other party with knowledge or information as to alleged acts at the healthcare organization. The letter will further state that the complaint alleges the organization is not in compliance with some aspect of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule, or some combination of those rules. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
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