Practice Fusion HIPAA FTC Settlement a “Sign of Things to Come” for HIPAA-Beholden EHR Vendors

On June 8th, 2016 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Practice Fusion, Inc. The EHR vendor was charged with illegally disclosing consumers' protected health information (PHI) without providing information about how it would be used, maintained, and protected, in addition to neglecting to obtain their clients' consent. The HIPAA FTC Settlement Practice Fusion is an electronic health records (EHR) platform used by [...]