To accommodate patients remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, practices may have expanded personnel access to protected health information and relied on devices that might be vulnerable to cyber attacks.
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Healthcare providers should take steps now to ensure that the telehealth modalities they use are HIPAA compliant.
Physician practices need to weigh the pros and cons of remaining independent or joining an integrated health care delivery system.
In cases of serious HIPAA breaches, corrective action plans often accompany hefty fines levied by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
In 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services made settlements with providers that violated a HIPAA policy to create business associate agreements.