Shining a Light on Shadow IT in Health Care

By: Ryan Faas | July 1, 2014 (Featured on CITE World)

In early May, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) handed down the biggest fine in U.S. history for failure to protect patient information under the HIPAA privacy law that went into effect in 1996. The $4.8 million fine to be paid by two New York City hospitals — New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center — was the result of an investigation into a 2010 incident in which electronic health data for 6,800 patients was exposed to the Internet and indexed by Google…

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