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Five HIPAA Violations You Need to Know

1) Texting PHI to members of your care team
It’s a simple scenario: you’ve just left the office, and your nurse texts you that Mrs. Smith is having a reaction to the medication you prescribed. She has given you her information to return the call. You may know this is illegal, but feel justified because it is a serious case. In reality, this information has just passed from your nurse’s phone, through her phone carrier, to your phone carrier, and then to you – four potential areas where this unsecure message could be intercepted or breached.

2) Taking a photo of a patient on your mobile phone
To some this will sound silly, to others, it is as common as verifying a rash with a colleague. Simple enough, but if these photos are viewed by eyes they are not intended for, you may be in violation.

3) Receiving text messages from your answering service
Many physicians believe that if they receive a message from a third party, then they are not responsible for any violation of HIPAA. They may verify it is encrypted on their end, but if it pops onto your screen, it is certainly not secure on your end – and this is where your responsibility lies.

4) Allowing your child to borrow your phone that contains PHI
Many folks allow their kids to play with their phones. If your phone has an app that can access PHI, then you may be guilty of a HIPAA breach if anyone views this information that is not you.

5) Not reporting a lost or stolen device that contains PHI
Losing your smartphone or tablet is a total pain, but many do not realize that if you have patient information in that device, you could be held responsible for a HIPAA breach.
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