Learning From Your HIPAA Mistakes

Now that the new HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule is written in stone Federal Register, our friend Leon Rodriguez has been on a mini speaking tour talking about the new changes.  He is echoing a lot of the things written here, HIPAA data breach prevention and learning from your mistakes – being proactive will help you avoid HHS fines.  Here are some of his comments from HIMSS13

It’s about the patients, it’s about safeguarding privacy, and it’s about trying to avoid making the same mistakes twice, said Office for Civil Rights Director Leon Rodriguez to hundreds of HIMSS13 attendees Monday morning at “A Dialogue On HIPAA/HITECH Compliance: Considerations Now That the HITECH Regs are Here.”

“The real purpose of breach notification is for covered entities to identify the vulnerabilities that resulted in the breach, (and) remedy those vulnerabilities in an immediate and decisive manner,” said Rodriguez, “And also for us to learn from those breach reports where those vulnerabilities are.”

You can read the full article and Leon’s comments here: OCR director talks HIPAA survival

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