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7.12.2017

Health Information Data Security: Low-Tech Action in the Trenches to Thwart High-Tech Threats

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Jeff Brecht authored an article in Oregon Business magazine’s July/August issue titled “Health Information Data Security: Low-Tech Action in the Trenches to Thwart High-Tech Threats.” The article discusses the recent increase in breaches of unsecured protected health information (PHI) and provides helpful tips for how health care providers can use low-tech ideas to keep their staff actively involved in protecting PHI.

An important benefit of these type of low-tech steps is that they can help raise and maintain staff awareness of privacy and data security issues long after workplace HIPAA training has been conducted. These types of steps can also help foster the team atmosphere that is essential to implement effective privacy and data security policies.