Why Healthcare Should Copy Banking Industry’s Response to Cybercrime

The healthcare industry should respond to patient privacy breaches the same way the credit card and banking industries react when security incidents occur in those industries, one writer suggests.

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Breach Notification Scenarios

In September 2009 the Department of Health and Human Services released an interim final rule describing a covered entity’s responsibilities to notify victims of a breach to their personal health information. The new rule was the result of provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Penalties for noncompliance take effect February 22, 2010. How well do you know the ins and outs of the rule? It’s complicated, and there are...

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