Hard Drives in Copy or Fax Machines are a HIPAA Risk | Supply Chain

While everyone is worried about stolen laptops or unauthorized access to computer files, who ever thought the hard drive in copying and fax machines could be a potential HIPAA violation?

Copy machines, fax machines and scanners now contain hard drives — like computer hard drives — that store images of all the pages of information that ever ran through the machines, according to the Baudino Law Group.

The Des Moines, Iowa, law firm said after a copy machine was disposed by a New York-based managed care plan, the plan had to notify three state agencies, federal authorities and more than 400,000 members of a breach of protected health information under HIPAA.

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