Head off medical data breaches

Nov. 1, 2010

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there have been nearly 120 medical/healthcare data breaches to date in 2010. Government regulations, such as HITECH and HIPAA, require healthcare companies to follow strict new privacy and security practices. Data Breach Advance Response provides a data-breach preparedness plan. When hospitals take action to comply with notification requirements, they also can provide proven identity-theft protection to those impacted. Plan features include call center support and consumer notification services.