6 Ways to Learn from HIPAA Audits

July 9, 2012 – In The News
DecisionHealth Medical Practice Compliance Alert
Michael J. Kline, a partner and member of the firm’s Health Law practice, was recently featured in a DecisionHealth Medical Practice Compliance Alert. Kline contributed to the section “6 Ways to Learn from HIPAA Audits.”

Kline first noted the importance to find, track and account for all patient protected health information (PHI). Kline told DecisionHealth, “You need to keep control and be aware of where PHI is going.”

Kline also stressed the importance of managing the risks that business associates pose. Kline warned that business associates continue to be a weak link, causing a disproportionate number of security breaches of PHI. Because you are liable for the breach, you need to make sure that your business associates are taking the necessary steps to protect your patients’ PHI.