Saturday, June 25, 2016

Healthcare Worker Convicted for Impermissible Use of PHI

A respiratory therapist was convicted for inappropriate access of patient health information while working at an Oregon, Ohio hospital. Over a 10 month period the healthcare worker inappropriately accessed the electronic health records of over 550 patients.

The therapist accessed a patient's health information on a hospital computer between the dates of May 10, 2013 to March 25, 2014.

The therapist could be sentenced up to one year in prison and up to $50,000 in fines. The conviction was the result of an investigation by the FBI.

Learn how Veriphyr uses Structural Analytics to detect "impermissible use" of patient data in clinical and business applications by employees, contractors, and third parties.

Sources:
(a) NBC24.com
(b) Thank you to Databreaches.net who was the source for this posting

US Government OK's Cloud for PII

Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud, Microsoft's Azure GovCloud, and CSRA's ARC-P IaaS have U.S. government authorization allowing federal agencies to put highly sensitive data on their cloud-computing services, including data that involves the protection of life and financial ruin.

For more see - https://www.fedramp.gov/fedramp-releases-high-baseline/

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