6 Actions to Prevent HIPAA Violations

In a Physicians Practice article, Aubrey Westgate, discusses technology missteps to avoid so your medical practice is not in danger of violating HIPAA.

Here are six actions to avoid:

1. Storing electronic protected health information on local devices.
2. Failing to encrypt and password protect mobile devices.
3. Emailing unencrypted electronic protected health information.
4. Using personal or patient-provided thumb drives.
5. Discarding fax machines, scanners or printers without shredding hard drives.
6. Failing to back up electronic protected health information securely.

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