Sensitive Data Security: Beyond HIPAA

I don’t know about you, but my inbox has recently been inundated with newsletters and emails about data security—or rather, insecurity. While most of these have been aimed at healthcare providers, not many have been specific to behavioral healthcare.

Some folks used to believe that Protected Health Information (PHI) is only at risk and covered under HIPAA if you maintain it electronically. Now it is clear that your paper records are also at risk—and their loss by accident or by theft is a data breach by anyone’s definition. It seems that all healthcare information has become the hot acquisition for criminals everywhere, both cyber criminals and the low tech variety.

Recently, one of our SOS clients asked in our User Group whether other folks have cyber insurance. There were no replies. Take a look at some of these articles by IDExperts. They may convince you that the answer to that question about cyber insurance should be ‘of course!’

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