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ePHI Patient Data Posted Online in Major Breach of Privacy at Stanford University Hospital

Failure to comply with HIPAA-compliance includes detection and notification procedures in the event of a breach.

This is a nightmare scenario and illustrates the consequences of not having a comprehensive risk-management initiative.

Read all about it on this New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/us/09breach.html?_r=1&hp

No one is immune from breaches – could the legal, financial and privacy risks have been mitigated by enforcing acceptable use contractors for vendors? I like to think so. It is item 14 on our HIPAA Compliance checklist…

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