4 Tips To Prepare for Increased HIPAA Scrutiny

January 20, 2014 – In The News
Medical Practice Compliance Alert

Michael Kline was quoted in the Medical Practice Compliance Alert article “4 Tips To Prepare for Increased HIPAA Scrutiny.” While the full text can be found in the January 20, 2014, Medical Practice Compliance Alert, a synopsis is noted below.

With breaches being cracked down on, entities should consider encrypting information, taking proactive steps to protect patient information, correcting HIPAA compliance issues quickly and using the current analysis of harm after a breach in order to decrease compliance risks.

“Show you’re contrite,” says Michael Kline. Kline also pointed out that the risk analysis outlined in HIPAA’s Omnibus Rule is a more objective, four-part standard than the former “harm threshold” analysis.