If you still think HIPAA doesnt apply to you, please take a look at this and think again. These are all current breaches that have been submitted to the OCR within the month of November.
Table items in blue are highlighted to show how many of the breaches are involved with Healtcare IT. Most of the highlighted items could have been prevented with the proper setup. This could have kept these companies in the clear and out of violation fines.
November HIPAA Breaches 2015
|Covered Entity||State||Type||Individuals Affected||Breach Submission Date||Type of Breach||Location of Breach|
|Rush University Medical Center||IL||Healthcare Provider||1529||11/6/2015||Unauthorized Access/Disclosure||Paper/Films|
|Dean Health Plan||WI||Health Plan||960||11/11/2015||Loss||Paper/Films|
|Good Care Pediatric, LLP||NY||Healthcare Provider||2,300||11/12/2015||Hacking/IT Incident||Desktop Computer|
|OH Muhlenberg, LLC||KY||Healthcare Provider||84,681||11/13/2015||Hacking/IT Incident||Desktop Computer, Email, Laptop, Network Server|
|Midlands Orthopaedics, P. A.||SC||Healthcare Provider||3,902||11/13/2015||Hacking/IT Incident||Network Server|
|UC Health, LLC||OH||Healthcare Provider||1064||11/14/2015||Unauthorized Access/Disclosure|
To view a full list of all reported breaches, visit the OCR Portal.