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HIPAA is now striking small offices; the first hit is on mobile devices

HIPAA, which has traditionally focused its attention on larger entities, is now closing in on smaller organizations and smaller violations.
A hospice in Idaho has been fined $50,000 for a security breach of its electronic health information. This is the first time HIPAA has gone after a breach affecting fewer than 500 patients, and the government says the fine is “a strong message” that HIPAA-covered entities, no matter how small, “will be held accountable for safeguarding their patients’ health information.”
The action was taken against Hospice of North Idaho in Hayden, ID, which had …

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More information on marketing and compliance

Here are more resources for the article, “9 important do’s and don’ts for using social media to promote your practice”:
Federal Trade Commission, Guides Concerning the Use of…



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