The following article, written by Alison Diana, appeared over at InformationWeek on 10/7/2014. The article interviews one of HIPAA Secure Now’s clients that utilized our service after one of their Business Associates had a HIPAA related breach. The client asked to remain anonymous but wanted to share the information so other HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates can learn from their experiences.
Inside A HIPAA Breach
A business associate’s breach has a serious ripple effect on one small healthcare provider.
A Saturday night phone call gave no indication it heralded months of bureaucracy, finger pointing, expense — and the dismal realization that even the smallest healthcare provider is liable and harmed when a business associate suffers a HIPAA breach.
“This is a lot of burden on a very small practice. They didn’t cause the breach, but they definitely suffer the consequences because of it,” said Art Gross, president and CEO of HIPAA Secure Now, in an interview.