You’ve had a PHI data breach…now what?
Even more confusing…you think you might have had a PHI data breach…now what?
Here are a few situations we’ve come across as clients call us in a panic:
- A patient is accusing you of a HIPAA PHI data breach…
- You think you may have caused a breach, but aren’t sure…
- You can’t find a laptop that has been used in the office…
- That external hard drive / thumb drive is missing…
What do you do?
This is not the time to learn what needs to be done.
This is not time to learn how to react.
This is not the time to start searching the internet.
This IS the time to pull out your PHI Data Breach checklist and follow it…Step, by step.
The way you react to a HIPAA data breach will lay the ground work for many things:
- Will the attorneys begin to circle?
- Will the affected patients ever stop complaining?
- Will your public relations suffer?
Nobody wants a HIPAA PHI data breach…but it will happen.
Kind of like your hard drive dying, nobody thinks it will happen to them…until it does.
IF you have a well thought out reaction strategy for a PHI data breach, you greatly reduce your headache and increase the success of your practice.
Our HIPAA Data Breach Action Plan is your off-the-shelf quick-reaction solution to this mess.
You’ll get the following items:
- Company policy on how staff is to react to a known or suspected HIPAA PHI data breach…
- PHI data breach checklist, the super simplified quick reaction process…
- PHI data breach log.
With these 3 pre-planned items you will have everything you need to ensure your business properly reacts to any suspected or actual data breach of PHI information.
P.S. This should be part of your HIPAA policies that will be looked at by a HIPAA auditor.