Mac McMillan: Health IT security compliance does not equal safety

We couldn’t help but share this great interview between FierceHealthIT and Mac McMillan, chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force and CEO of IT security consulting firm CynergisTek. It provides some amazing insights about the current state of healthcare security and how this will affect covered entities and business associates:

As the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights ramps up its audits of healthcare entities in the coming months, there is a sense among some that there will be a flood of fines levied compared to actions that have already been taken.

“Knowing what’s in the pipeline, I suspect that that number will be low compared to what’s coming up,” Jerome B. Meites, OCR chief regional counsel for the Chicago area, said earlier this summer at an American Bar Association conference.

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