Has Your Healthcare Been Breached?

Did you know that:

More than 883,000 people had data exposed in healthcare breaches reported to the federal government last month.

That’s down from a whopping 2 million people whose data was compromised in healthcare breaches reported in February, according to HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, the agency that maintains the government’s database of healthcare breaches

In March, providers, health plans and their business associates reported 31 breaches to the agency. These breaches compromised data from 883,759 people in total, up 155% from the 346,386 people affected by healthcare breaches reported in March 2018.

Doesn’t that seem like a lotof freaking people are being exposed? But remember, you can be penalized for any minor HIPAA violation. Seems fair, right?

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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] 

  3 comments for “Has Your Healthcare Been Breached?

  1. PW
    May 20, 2019 at 9:53 am

    HIPAA- Hugely Idiotic Pain in the Ass-Always

  2. Martha Oreilly
    May 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    A massive system near me Scott and White refuses to send me notes from consults I called without a release of information. But I called the fracking consult! They claim HIPPA but I call bullshit because every other consult sends me the notes. So HIPPA which is a pain in the ass, does not protect information and is used by last systems to further screw up continuity of care?

    • Dana Tate
      May 20, 2019 at 4:10 pm

      Its HIPAA, not HIPPA ma’am.

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