ePHI = Money = Thieves
Our compliance officer created this slide for a presentation recently and I thought, what a simple way to get the point across about Protected Health Information (PHI). An individual's complete ePHI records are worth up to $500 on the black market. Cyber-criminals are not longer focused on credit cards as they can be readily cancelled. They now want ePHI as evidenced by the fact that over 10 times more PHI records were stolen in the first three months of 2015 than were stolen in all of 2014! I believe 2015 will be known as the year of the Healthcare Breach.
|Protected Health Information (PHI)||=||Income & Livelihood – Yours and/or Cyber Criminals|
|Cyber Criminals + Internet||=||Ability to Access and steal ePHI|
|HIPAA Today||=||Prescription for PHI Security|
|PHI Security||=||1) Risk Assessment|
2) Risk Management
3) Cyber Breach Detection
4) Policies and Procedures
5) Staff Training
|Do Nothing||=||Lose of PHI and Your Income|
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