Data Leakage — Threat Of Not Knowing Where PHI Resides

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT) -- Most health care companies are aware of their central repositories of electronic protected health information (ePHI). Unfortunately, ePHI often leaks out of central repositories and exists in a variety of “hidden” places. This data leakage can create real headaches for health care companies and can lead to violations of privacy and security laws.

Hidden PHI Repositories and HIPAA Enforcement

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforced against a health plan that failed to erase ePHI from its photocopiers,...
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