Health Cos. Focus On Compliance Over Security, Report Says

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT) -- Health care companies are increasingly focusing on complying with evolving patient privacy laws instead of insuring that their data security programs actually work to prevent breaches, according to a patient data security report released this week.

Despite revisions to strengthen health care privacy regulations like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and heightened levels of compliance, the number of data breaches in this area have continued to rise over the past six years because providers are prioritizing compliance over security, a new study from nonprofit...
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