Anthem has recently agreed to pay $16 million to OCR for a breach that affected almost 79 million people—merely the beginning of the costs associated with recovering from a breach of this magnitude. The hackers are winning the game; current information and security approaches just aren’t cutting it and healthcare organizations are no doubt at risk.
There is no single compilation of what reasonable steps a party might take to avoid the loss of electronically stored information or the imposition of related sanctions for such a loss.
The opioid crisis has generated much data to monitor the problem and analyze its scope and trends. Statistics can describe the demographics of the opioid addict, describe the source and type of drug abuse, and aggregate data to assess the extent of the opioid crisis.
Whether caused by a degenerative disease process or trauma, most spinal conditions result in significant pain requiring medical and/or surgical treatment.
In August, the US Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program released the 2017 National Health Center Data, which included data on the adoption of health information technology and capabilities.
It is common for healthcare providers and business associates to have websites—which may be covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or analogous state laws.