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Does your practice have a cybersecurity contingency plan?

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For physician practices, establishing a contingency plan is vital when attempting to recover electronic protected health information (ePHI) following a cyberattack or other incident that results in data loss.

As part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 2005 HIPAA Security Rule, physician practices and other HIPAA covered entities must “[e]stablish (and implement as needed) policies and procedures for responding to an emergency or other occurrence … that damages systems that contain electronic protected health information.”

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Christian Green
Christian Green MA
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