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Access to mental health services is a concern for many healthcare organizations, and was identified recently as a top priority at San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare. Patient access and clinical leaders worked together to address this important issue.
Developing a good HIPAA contingency plan is critical to ensuring a facility can access data during a disaster or cyberattack, and it also is required for HIPAA compliance. Creating that plan may require more assessment and planning than one might imagine, and it’s the kind of thing that can be lacking in an otherwise good HIPAA program.
An ongoing legal case illustrates the risk healthcare providers face when they do not properly safeguard patient data and make it available to third parties without consent, even when complying with a subpoena.