Business Associate Incidents Added to Breach Tally

June 17, 2020

Business Associate Incidents Added to Breach Tally

 

Several major health data breaches that have been added to the federal tally in recent weeks serve as stark reminders of the security and privacy risks posed by business associates. 

Among the incidents recently added to the Department of Health and Human Services' HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website are breaches involving the improper disposal of paper records by a vendor hired to store and destroy the records; records damaged in a tornado that hit a vendor facility; and an email hack of employees of a healthcare entity that is a parent company providing services to more than a dozen hospitals and other service providers.

David Holtzman, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek, contributes this article, where he discusses the major health data breaches that have been added to the federal tally in recent weeks -- serving as stark reminders of the security and privacy risks posed by business associates. 

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