Fader Quoted in Bloomberg Law’s Health Law and Business NewsDecember 5, 2018 |
Eric Fader was quoted in an article in Bloomberg Law’s Health Law & Business, “Florida Physicians Group Exposed 9,000 Patients’ Data to Web.”
Eric pointed out that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has focused on the importance of risk analysis in several recent HIPAA settlements. The lack of risk analysis was a key component in a $3.5 million settlement with Fresenius Medical Care North America in February 2018, as well as a record $16 million settlement with Anthem, Inc., in October 2018.
“Data breaches and hacking incidents can happen to any organization even if it’s in compliance with HIPAA, but any covered entity or business associate that still hasn’t figured out how to comply with these core requirements is at risk of getting nailed to the wall by the OCR if they suffer a breach,” Eric said.
Advanced Care’s settlement can serve as a primer on HIPAA basics for the few providers who somehow are still not in compliance with HIPAA, he added.
- Eric D. Fader