Monday, July 21, 2014

Practice Fined $800,000.00 for Privacy Violations

Many practices are still living in denial (or blissful ignorance) when it comes to safeguarding patient privacy.

The government is getting serious about patient privacy and security, and you should be as well.  As a case in point, a practice was recently fined $800,000.00 for improper disposal of patient records.

Read more about it HERE:

The sad fact is that this could have been easily avoided if only the practice staff was properly trained in Privacy and Security rules.

HIPAA guidelines for practices shouldn't be difficult to understand or implement.  A small investment in staff training and policy implementation could save yiur practice from a similarly devastating fine.

Contact Systematix today to learn more about how our HIPAA-STAT program can help protect your practice

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