September 2015
Opthalmic Professional

By: Darla Shewmaker

Introducing a Mobile Data Security Protocol

If you use a smart device to communicate with patients, do you know whether their protected health information (PHI) is safe? The risks of breaching patient PHI are enormous, carrying fines from $100 to $50,000 per violation (including a maximum penalty of $1.5 million per year for violations of an identical provision) or even criminal charges and jail time. Therefore, you and your staff must be aware of the possibility of breaches and take security measures to stay HIPAA compliant.

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