Lawyers Break Down 2016 HIPAA Audits, Connected Devices


Daniel Gottlieb stressed the need for ongoing data security assessment at healthcare providers, noting “breaches are a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ so advance assessment and planning are essential” Mr. Gottlieb cited as an example the risk that foreign governments or sophisticated hackers could access connected medical devices, so that “in the most dire cases, a hacker could change a patient’s therapy by connecting to a medical device and changing how it functions [at any] location where the device is connected to the Internet. ‘ Read the full article.