Security breaches in the healthcare industry are, unfortunately, all too common.
"Between 2009 and 2019 there have been 3,054 healthcare data breaches involving more than 500 records. Those breaches have resulted in the loss, theft, exposure, or impermissible disclosure of 230,954,151 healthcare records. That equates to more than 69.78% of the population of the United States. In 2019, healthcare data breaches were reported at a rate of 1.4 per day." - HIPAA Journal, Healthcare Data Breach Statistics
With the risk of breach being so high, its imperative that both covered entities and business associates take the appropriate measures to identify and report breaches as early as possible.
Currently, the figures suggest that not enough is being done.
"What’s worse is that it took the breached US organizations an average of 245 days to identify and contain a breach. However, the report tied breach response directly to cost saving. Organizations that detected and contained the breach in less than 200 days spent $1.2 million less on total breach costs." - Jessica Davis, Data Breaches Cost Healthcare $6.5M, or $429 Per Patient Record
This checklist template has been built to help you identify and report data breaches as efficiently as possible.
Our dynamic due dates feature will ensure that you file a notice to the secretary of the HHS within 60 days, while conditional logic will automatically customize the checklist depending on whether you are the covered entity or a business associate, and whether the breach affected more or less than 500 individuals.
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