Kim Stanger, a healthcare partner based in the firm’s Boise office, was quoted in the Renal & Urology News June 12 article titled “Timely Responses to Information Breaches Imperative.” The article discusses how organizations should react to information breaches and reviews the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) settlement with Touchstone Medical Imaging, a case that highlights the importance of responding promptly and effectively to potential breaches of protected health information.
“It helps document what you’ve done, and you look better with OCR and the individuals who were breached. Showing you have taken these appropriate steps will go a long way to mitigating your risk,” Stanger said. “If you correct it in 30 days and you didn’t act with willful neglect, you can usually [avoid] HIPAA penalties,” he adds. “But if you fail to do a required breach report because you don’t want adverse publicity, you are going to be subject to mandatory penalties.”
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