Breaches are expensive, and the price tag increases when preparation and formal documentation are lacking. Identity Theft Guard Solutions, LLC, in Portland, OR, doing business as ID Experts, has introduced a do-it-yourself breach assessment, monitoring, and investigation tool called RADAR™ that helps reduce costs associated with lack of preparation, breach investigation, notification, and documentation.
Q Our authorization form for release of information requires patients to sign separate lines to authorize release of sensitive information, such as sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, and genetic information. We understand that very few other covered entities do this. Is this a legal requirement? And if so, may we change our form to state that all information will be released unless the patient indicates otherwise?
Organizations have had their chance to weigh in on the proposed accounting of disclosures rule, and some larger ones don't exactly see it working as written. Here is what some organizations had to say.