Friday, January 11, 2013

HIPAA violation comes to the surface...

Think of the confidential information you copy on a daily basis. Client information, charts, psychological reports, bills, donations, checks, transcripts all every day coping. Now think of the faxes you send by copier. Most copiers are rented. When their term is up, they are sold to the highest bidder. All of the information you, your coworkers, and agency has copied or faxed is on the hard drive of that copier going who knows where. I don't know of anyone asking copier companies how this information is being erased, because it is not. How many HIPAA violations are sold across the world? What types of threats are there to personal security? So ask your administrators, your rental companies....how do you delete this information?



CBS News discovers the issues with copier security....