Copiers and Printers Could Be a HIPAA Risk
It might come as a surprise to you, but your copiers and printers could be a HIPAA risk. With the world becoming increasingly digital, it is no longer just computers that have hard drives, copiers and printers often do too. If your copier or printer is capable of scanning, faxing and storing documents, it has a hard drive.
Hard drives store data, and if that data includes protected patient information, you are at risk of violating HIPAA. The risk begins when you turn in a leased machine or sell one you own without making sure the hard drive is removed or the data is wiped clean. [Read more…] about Copiers, Printers and HIPAA: What You Need to Know