HIPAA/HITECH Act Breach Notification Meaningful Use Update

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released an update to its meaningful use policies about encrypting patient information. They made one thing perfectly clear – the only way to avoid the data breach notification requirement, and potential fines, is to encrypt the data. With small and mid-sized businesses increasingly the target of cyber attacks, the time to address encrypting personal health information (PHI) is now.

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