Healthcare organizations bear a huge responsibility for protecting confidential patient information. That responsibility is an ethical one, of course, but also legal in nature as an expanding patchwork of laws regulate notice, choice, consent, access and permissible use. Additionally, data breach issues make information privacy and security a top business priority.
Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare Data Privacy, Security & Breach Response team includes attorneys who understand that information security and patient privacy are vital to your organization’s success. Our team includes a former FBI special agent, federal prosecutor and U.S. district attorney. Our capabilities include:
Compliance and Risk Management
An information security program is more than a compliance requirement. Assessing risk and establishing effective, measurable security controls are essential elements for protecting your information assets. We can:
Breach Incident Response
When your organization’s protected information is compromised or lost, our response team will move quickly to help determine your legal responsibilities and the appropriate next steps. We guide clients through the requirements and options for compliant incident response, including:
For some, a security incident is a wake-up call. Existing plans and procedures will need to be revisited, and steps will need to be taken to lessen the likelihood of subsequent incidents. We help clients: