New York, NY (PRWEB) May 04, 2015
A million dollar HIPAA breach can be financially devastating to a medical practice unaware of HIPAA Guidelines. AttendingDR launches a robust IT system with HIPAA Compliance at heart, combined with a HIPAA Insurance Protection Policy - http://www.AttendingDR.com/HIPAA
"The average medical practice will not survive a $1 Million HIPAA Breach. With the average physician taking care of 2,000 patients and average cost per record of $359, losing an entire year's salary is a very real threat," said Dr. Sangeet Khanna, CEO of AttendingDR.
It does not matter who is actually responsible for a HIPAA breach, because the liability is always resting on the shoulders of the physicians. Many physicians are unaware of the most common mistakes leading to HIPAA Compliance issues: lack of staff training, no security in offices, using outdated computers, not using firewalls, not changing passwords, using antiquated web-based emails full of viruses and malware, storing and accessing patient records on unprotected laptops or thumb drives, or using one-click email apps on mobile phones.
There is also an entire industry of hackers who dedicate their "professional careers" to steal patient health records so they can be fraudulently billed.
Doctors are always expected to learn new laws, regulations, and procedures and are expected to be 100% compliant with all of them, or face penalties. Every year the regulations pertaining to keeping a medical practice afloat change dramatically. It's becoming nearly impossible to keep a practice afloat while caring for patients. AttendingDR - https://www.AttendingDR.com - the largest physician network in the U.S., leverages the negotiating power of 350,000 connections to put the physicians back in charge of their careers and business.
AttendingDR has recently developed a HIPAA Breach Prevention Program - a two-step process for physicians and healthcare organizations to become HIPAA Compliant and protected against HIPAA violations.
Step one is joining AttendingDR to utilize a HIPAA Compliant messaging and network management platform for healthcare organizations (White label solutions are available). Step two is applying for AttendingDR HIPAA Insurance available exclusively to members - https://www.AttendingDR.com/HIPAA
Physicians joining this network also have access to patient referral network, scheduling software, patient portal, AttendingDR Career Center, disability, malpractice, and life insurance products at 20% discounted premiums, marketing and practice management services, DR Library allowing for storage of important documents, scheduling software, and DR Calendar to manage important events.
Onboarding to AttendingDR Physician Network has already begun. More than 2,500 physicians have already registered to benefit from programs exclusively available to AttendingDR.com members. Membership is currently free for physicians.
Healthcare Organizations and physician associations seeking to leverage this network may set up company profiles or invest in white label solutions to immediately enhance their security.
For more information, please visit https://www.AttendingDR.com/HIPAA