As You Continue to Be Penalized by HIPAA Breaches…

WARNING: You will get into big trouble with even one HIPAA slip up so be careful. That being said, the rest of the healthcare industry, continues to get a pass:

The healthcare industry had the highest cost of a data breach for the ninth consecutive year, costing organizations nearly $6.5 million on average – more than 60 percent higher than other industries.

But at least they are worried, right?

With more than 11 billion records leaked in data breaches over the past 3 years, companies are facing increasing scrutiny from consumers and regulators alike and will likely face growing cost, brand damage and regulation as a result.

So, maybe in the future they will be in trouble because there is increasing scrutiny? Unbelievable. We, doctors, have so little power. These companies are sharing and selling and losing patient information every day but we need to be careful and not mention a patient’s name out aloud for fear of being overhead. And then penalized!

Ridiculous.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “As You Continue to Be Penalized by HIPAA Breaches…

  1. Celia Entwistle MD
    July 29, 2019 at 7:34 am

    You are spot on!

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