Health Information Management

Honeypots: A sweet tool for monitoring snooping

Briefings on HIPAA, December 1, 2008

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It doesn’t matter whether a staff member peeks at the medical record of Tiger Woods, John McCain, your mayor, or your next-door neighbor—inappropriate access to medical information is a HIPAA violation.

The seriousness of this problem has led some hospitals and other HIPAA-covered entities to enhance their investigations of security and privacy breaches. Instead of simply monitoring system access logs, they’re using honeypots as bait to catch snooping staff members.

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1 comments on “Honeypots: A sweet tool for monitoring snooping

Petr (12/28/2012 at 2:22 AM)
One employee fgreots paper records on the T, and the hospital is fined $1mil...wow. Hopefully this event will help other healthcare organizations realize the importance of protecting patient data. Great post.

 

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