Health Care Breach Notification Mandated

From SC Magazine (Angela Moscaritolo)

Two new rules were created this week requiring health care organizations, and other entities that interact with personal health records (PHRs), to issue notifications in the event of a data breach.

The key rule, issued Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), requires health care organizations subject to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations to notify individuals whose information has been breached, when the breach affects more than 500 individuals. Breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals must be reported to the HHS annually. Read the full story [scmagazineus.com] 

From SC Magazine (Angela Moscaritolo)

Two new rules were created this week requiring health care organizations, and other entities that interact with personal health records (PHRs), to issue notifications in the event of a data breach.

The key rule, issued Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), requires health care organizations subject to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations to notify individuals whose information has been breached, when the breach affects more than 500 individuals. Breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals must be reported to the HHS annually. Read the full story [scmagazineus.com] 

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