Do as the government says not as it does
Published on: November 17th, 2015
You can “Google it”, but in short, as evident by letter I received (click link below to open pdf scan), the Chinese probably now have all the plethora of information I filled out about myself to get a government clearance (I have had a government contract job in the past and am now in the Army Reserves).
Despite the government not being able to protect my personal identifying information, it doesn’t mean we can use it as an excuse to be relaxed about implementing HIPAA or any other cyber security measures.
Good or bad, through your tax dollars, the government can afford to pay for the victims’ credit and identity monitoring services. If a patient of yours finds their medical information “spilled” online and traces it back your practice, you might be hard pressed to fund the fallout.
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