With so much mainstream exposure to HIPAA Data Breaches in 2012, it’s amazing that a reporter would ask such a silly question. What’s the worst that can happen?
I was talking to a news reporter a few days ago about the risks of a breach of patient medical records and she asked:
“What’s the worst thing that can happen???”
My response was to tell her about the potential for medical identity theft and medical fraud.
A simple Googling of healthcare data breaches, HIPAA violations or medical identity theft will answer that question. The worst is bad.
You can read the full article and response about HIPAA data breaches here: What’s The Worst That Can Happen?