HIPAA Laptop Encryption Used In Stolen South Carolina Dept. Of Mental Health Computer.

I don’t think I’ve ever come across a story where a laptop stolen from a car turns out to be protected according to HIPAA standards.  Well, there’s always a first time for everything: according to thestate.com, laptop encryption was used on a stolen computer that belonged to the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.  And […] read more

HIPAA Encryption Report: HHS/OCR Releases 2011/2012 Annual Report on PHI Breaches.

The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights has released their annual report on data breaches involving protected health information.  The report covers the dates of January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012, according to phiprivacy.net.  While it may reflect the near past, it shows why HIPAA encryption is so important: […] read more