This article about the “Wall of Shame” hitting a new milestone is a reminder to all employers to remain diligent in preventing data breaches and protecting health information. The wall is the HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services. The numbers show a surge of individuals impacted by data breaches in recent years, as healthcare becomes a major target for hackers.
To protect themselves in the event of a data breach, employer plan sponsors should:
Don’t forget that employers very likely have a fiduciary duty to find another vendor, should they experience multiple data breaches with a business associate!
Go to full article: www.databreachtoday.com