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P.T. Barnum was right-buyer beware!

HIM-HIPAA Insider, July 6, 2015

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P.T. Barnum once said: “There’s a sucker born every minute.” The sentiment that many people are gullible, and we can expect this to continue, has never been truer than with HIPAA compliance.
 
As the number of medical record breaches increases, so does the number of companies offering products and services to protect against breaches. As with any new industry, regulation of service providers has lagged behind its growth. With this lack of oversight, think of the current market of these services as something akin to the Oklahoma land rush, or more recently the dot-com bubble of the early 2000s. “There's gold in them there hills!” Anytime a new industry emerges, there is little—if any—oversight, which leaves consumers at risk of misinformation or even exploitation.

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“P.T. Barnum was right—buyer beware! by Roger Shindell, MS, CHPS, CEO of Carosh Compliance Solutions in Crown Point, Indiana, on the HCPro website. This article originally appeared in the June issue of Briefings on HIPAA.



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