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Data breaches, lawsuits inescapable, but liability can be mitigated

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 17, 2015

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If your organization experiences a data breach—an increasingly likely scenario—and PHI is exposed, chances are you will be hit with a lawsuit in short order.

There's not much you can do about that, just like it's impossible to prevent every criminal attack. What you can do, though, is take steps to minimize the likelihood of being found liable for damages in court, says Reece Hirsch, Esq., a partner and regulatory attorney at Morgan Lewis in San Francisco, and a BOH editorial advisory board member.

Continue reading “Data breaches, lawsuits inescapable, but liability can be mitigated” on the HCPro website. Subscribers to Briefings on HIPAA have free access to this article in the August issue.
 



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