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Notification in the Case of Breach

What constitutes a breach of PHI?

What technologies and methodologies render PHI unusable, unreadable, or indecipherable?

What is our responsibility if there is a potential breach of unsecured PHI from our EHR?

How does a covered entity or business associate perform a risk assessment to determine if a breach occurred?

What do covered entities need to do if a breach of PHI occurs?

What do business associates need to do if a breach of PHI occurs?

What does a breach notification need to include?

If a breach of unsecured PHI occurs, how do I repair my reputation?

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