Are hackers the next threat to privacy at long-term care centers?

A compliance expert has recently predicted that hackers are the next biggest threat to confidential health information in long-term care centers.

According to Blue Orange Compliance CEO John DiMaggio, HIPAA violations result not only from human error or malicious inside attacks from disgruntled employees, but also more recently and more frequently from malicious outside attacks by hackers or phishers.

There are several precautions that health care providers can take when safeguarding private health information: implementing and maintaining secure firewalls, changing passwords on a regular basis, and monitoring network logs.

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