Regulator says Ransomware Infections Likely Reportable Under HIPAA

Ransomware infections have been plaguing the healthcare field for much of the last two years, as this blog and others have reported. But amidst all the reports of hospitals hamstrung by encrypted, clinical systems, there’s been precious little talk about whether such incidents are violations of patients’ privacy under the federal HIPAA legislation.

Read about the new guidelines issued by Department of Health and Human Services that most ransomware infections to be reportable under the Federal HIPAA patient privacy law on Security Ledger.