The HIPAA/HITECH federal law, which became effective on March 26, 2013, put real teeth into a healthcare provider’s responsibilities regarding the use, collection and disclosure of Personal Health Information (PHI). In today’s environment, the potential release of personal health information…Read More
It used to be that doctors, dentists and other healthcare providers were not too concerned about cyber attacks. That was something that happened to the Targets, Anthems, JP Morgan Chases and Home Depots of the world—not to small physician offices.…Read More
I am a Florida Dentist. I don’t need to buy Cyber Liability and Data Security insurance because I can take care of a breach myself!
While you can certainly tackle a data breach yourself, the chances are you will not want to invest the time. For example, the Federal Trade Commission estimates that it takes an average of 400 hours to correct a single identity…Read More
The potential for committing libel or slander against someone else is greatly increased by the advent of the internet. With so much publication on the internet, there is greater than ever chance of being accused of plagiarism. Florida healthcare providers…Read More
Why do I need Cyber Liability Insurance since I have general liability coverage for my web site activity?
A healthcare provider in Florida has significant exposure to data breaches and cannot rely on his general liability policy to protect him. The reason: exclusions in the policy for injury “arising out of the infringement of copyright, patent, trademark, trade…Read More
Cyber Liability insurance is very important for all Florida healthcare providers, regardless of size, specialty, or location in Florida. Florida physician and dental offices are especially vulnerable to a cyber liability loss because they deal with health-related information. Cyber liability…Read More
Why do I need Florida Cyber liability and Data Security Coverage, since I do not hold personal information?
Even if you do not hold personal security information, your business is still vulnerable to a data breach. Even if you use a third party to store patient information, you are still the “data owner” and are legally required to…Read More
Healthcare professionals are increasingly vulnerable to cyber hacking, especially now that they are keeping electronic medical records, engaging in telemedicine, transmitting information by email formerly transmitted face-to-face, and creating sophisticated websites. Exposures include e-theft, destruction of patient data, libel and…Read More