A major source of this confusion is the Health Information Portability Access and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Ruling of 2013, which specifically called out electronic Protected Health Information (PHI). Previously, PHI had been treated in a more generic sense. The ruling also shined a spotlight on Meaningful Use regulations. With so much conflicting information, it’s important to know fact from fiction so that you can properly protect your patients, staff and hospital by selecting the right ways to securely capture, access and share data. Knowing the difference between reality and myth can mean the difference between sound organizational security and an extensive data breach, which brings to mind the massive hacking breach1 that Anthem Inc., the country’s second largest health insurer faced, affecting more than 80 million people.
So why not take the time to clear things up a bit?
With rising concerns and conflicting information, it’s challenging to know which steps to take first to protect your data. That’s why we’ve delved into the top myths about your healthcare privacy and security: