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FileFax, Inc. in receivership still making news for HIPAA exposure

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

February 21, 2018

 

FileFax, Inc, previously in the business of storage, maintenance and delivery of medical records made news after having closed its doors for being assessed $100,000 (to be paid by receiver on its behalf) for leaving PHI in an unlocked van in its parking lot.  See https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2018/02/13/consequences-hipaa-violations-dont-stop-when-business-closes.html. 


How to stay out of trouble? 
1. render Risk Assessment annually - https://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/security-risk-assessment-tool. 
2. Develop policies and procedures you can follow for proper HIPAA protection
3.  Properly train, retrain and retrain again*

*Subject to additional recommendations.


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