Week in Review for Friday, March 4, 2011

This week's top news and views: Overlooked Breach Prevention Steps; HIPAA Enforcement Picks Up; EHRs and Cloud Computing.Here's what you'll find in our review of some of's most compelling content from the past week:
  • Terrell Herzig of UAB Medicine summarizes several frequently overlooked healthcare information breach prevention steps, including making sure firms hired to shred paper documents take adequate security precautions.
  • A blog notes that two recent high-profile announcements of penalties for HIPAA violations could be powerful compliance catalysts.
  • Consultant Patricia Dodgen suggests smaller physician practices should consider using cloud computing as a way to improve security as they implement electronic health records.

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