Let that sink in for a moment. Data, especially an identity or information about an identity, is more valuable on the black market than oil. This was a quote from OCR at the Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security – 2017 Conference last week hosted by NIST, HHS and OCR.
Your patient information is so valuable and highly sought after and your small practice is vulnerable and not well protected. It’s not surprising that you are being targeted.
As it turns out, it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Basic business best practices are most of it and knowing HIPAA as it applies in a reasonable and appropriate scope for your practice is what you need. This is why ACS does what we do — to get, and keep you compliant and secure.