The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule and Patients’ Claims for Damages

Medical practices, hospitals, pharmacies and their vendors are increasingly becoming the target of cyberattacks that result in breaches of sensitive patient information and trigger the notification requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). In addition, there is an ever-increasing threat of lawsuits by patients involved in breaches.

Cyber-Preparedness: What You Need to Know”

Cybersecurity is in the news on a daily basis and businesses are increasingly the victim of a breach or data compromise. Businesses are aware of the constant threat of a cyber incident, but most do not know where to start to prepare a response plan if they do in fact experience a breach.