After The HIPAA HITECH Breach: Another True Story
I recently wrote about the letter that OCR sent to a physician practice that had reported a data breach due to the theft of a laptop and server. This engendered some comments that I was using scare tactics. Well, I guess I am at it again because I came across this well done PowerPoint presentation detailing the aftemath of a breach caused by PHI left on a copier that was examined by 60 Minutes as part of a story about copier security. As you can see it is not just about the fines but about the public embaressment and the cleanup costs. This is a classic case of the ounce of prevention versus the pound of cure.