Encryption, Encryption, Encryption
Time to Encrypt !!!
The biggest HIT treat is simply loss or physical theft of a device with access to PHI. According to OCR data theft and loss of unencrypted laptops and devices account for a majority of HIPAA privacy and security breaches nearing 60 percent. Encryption of both hardware that may leave the office and any outbound emails can go a long way to preventing a breach. Also once these tools have been implement employee education, both initial and ongoing, is another vital step in ensuring encryption is affective.