10 Steps to Safeguard Patient Health Information in the Cloud

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Providers that fail to secure ePHI in a private or public cloud run the risk of a data breach and subsequently potential damage to their brands, reputations and bottom lines.

 

They likely will also find their names posted to HHS’ list of breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting 500 or more individuals, a HITECH Act requirement. As of this writing, the so-called “wall of shame” displays 464 breaches at health facilities across the country, with new incidences added on a regular basis. Enterprises found to be in violation of HITECH rules could also face steep fines reaching as much as $1.5 million for failure to protect their ePHI.

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