NSAP ASAP: Protection for Data Breach Exposure

June 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm Leave a comment

With 13% of all publicly reported sensitive data breaches taking place in healthcare, it is critical to your operations that all healthcare IT vendors with access to protected health information (PHI) be covered by a thorough network security and privacy (NSAP) insurance. EHR implementations are prime examples of the potential for PHI exposure.  EHR expands PHI access from hospital staff to hundreds, if not thousands, of IT vendor employees who handle databases and other functions for hospitals.

Based on ARRA/HITECH rules, healthcare providers are required to send a written notification to all affected individuals in the event of a breach.  In addition, a notice to the media and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) is required if there are more than 500 patients that are affected by the breach.  HHS will announce the breach to the public by making it available on their website.  As a result, the health system is likely to face liability issues following the breach notifications.

NSAP insurance will provide the necessary coverage for potential fines, defense expenses and losses from lawsuits brought by patients, partners or other parties.

NSAP insurance certificates can be integrated into an existing hospital vendor credentialing program, giving hospitals confidence that they know the insurance status of all IT vendors.  Vendormate can work with hospitals to collect and monitor NSAP insurance certificates from your IT vendors.

Guest post written by Sezin Kilincci, Vendormate Engagement Specialist.

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