Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Elizabeth Warren provided insights for an article for HealthITSecurity.com outlining ways for healthcare entities to remain compliant with HIPAA regulations amid the threat of data breaches, including the newer ransomware threats. As Elizabeth points out, "recent OCR guidance on ransomware is helpful, and clarifies how organizations should approach ransomware attacks in terms of HIPAA compliance and PHI exposure." Elizabeth further stresses, "'[t]here is no way to 100 percent eliminate any risk. . . it definitely would be a priority item to look through your systems and figure out where are the highest risks and what is being done to reduce that and manage it."
The full article, "Monitoring Risk and Staying HIPAA Complaint," was published by HealthITSecurity.com on August 30, 2016, and is available online.