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The Changing Role of Medical Records: Risk Management, Compliance and HIPAA | OCT 15, 2019
Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak will be discussing "The Changing Role of Medical Records: Risk Management, Compliance and HIPAA" at the Medical Group Manageme...

OCR reminds business associates of HIPAA exposure | JUN 11, 2019 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in late May issued a fact sheet on direct liability of business a...

HIPAA settlements highlight need for safeguards | MAY 06, 2019 
A recent article identified multiple HIPAA violations that have been most prevalent in HIPAA settlements. The settlements, while significant, show onl...

"HIPAA wake-up call" | OCT 08, 2018 
Physician practices, like other HIPAA-covered entities, face a daunting array of threats to their patient protected health information (PHI) and must ...

Managing HIPAA Business Associate Relationships | APR 24, 2018
On April 24, 2018: Managing HIPAA Business Associate Relationships: Security, Privacy, and Compliance

OCR's HIPAA breach "wall of shame" breaks 2,000 | AUG 24, 2017 
The list of reported Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) breaches has broken a new record. More than 2,000 breaches affecting ...

Act promptly to address HIPAA violations | MAY 19, 2017 
If you discover improper use or disclosure of protected health information (PHI) or any vulnerabilities to the privacy or security of PHI, it is cruci...

Another HIPAA settlement for lack of risk analysis | APR 14, 2017 
Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced its HIPAA settlement with a Colorado federally qualifie...

How to Reduce Your Risk of HIPAA Rule Violations and Avoid Thousands in Fines and Penalties or Other Damaging Action by the OCR | FEB 09, 2017
The Office of Civil Rights is taking an increasingly active role in its enforcement of HIPAA rules and regulations as well as investigations into susp...

Health system pays $475K in first HIPAA settlement for failure to provide timely breach notification | JAN 11, 2017 
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced its first HIPAA settlement for failure to provide timely bre...

Who is a HIPAA business associate? | JAN 09, 2017 
A wide range of vendors and contractors that perform services or other functions for health care providers or health plans face substantial obligation...

UMass HIPAA settlement highlights importance of proper designation when electing hybrid status | DEC 14, 2016 
The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) entered into a settlement agreement last month with the Department of Health and Human Services Office...

$400K settlement for failure to update HIPAA business associate agreement | SEP 26, 2016 
On September 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced an expensive reminder, in the fo...

OCR to step up investigations of small HIPAA breaches | AUG 19, 2016 
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced its new initiative to investigate breaches of prot...

Oregon Health & Science hit with a $2.7 Million HIPAA settlement | JUL 19, 2016 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) yesterday announced a $2.7 million HIPAA settlement with a large ...

HIPAA enforcement against business associates heats up with $650K settlement | JUL 01, 2016 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a $650,000 settlement with a business associate this we...

"Catch HIPAA Violations before Privacy is Compromised" | JUN 22, 2016 
Violations of HIPAA regulations are serious. If you have compromised a patient’s protected health information, you must follow the guidelines for repo...

HIPAA violations: Business associate agreements are not necessarily a shield | MAY 25, 2016 
Healthcare providers should remember that a business associate agreement does not provide blanket protection for the provision of protected health inf...

Another HIPAA settlement ($750K) for lack of business associate agreement | APR 21, 2016 
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced another HIPAA settlement with a covered enti...

Phase 2 HIPAA audits are coming | MAR 29, 2016 
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) started Phase 2 of its audits of covered e...

HIPAA enforcement heats up with two more settlements | MAR 19, 2016 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) continues to pick up the pace on enforcement for lax health infor...

OCR strikes again with 3 recent HIPAA settlements | JAN 26, 2016 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights is showing signs of becoming increasingly aggressive in enforcing the Health ...

Guidance or warning? HHS addresses an individual’s HIPAA right of access | JAN 20, 2016 
On January 7, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance on the rights of individual...

Recent HIPAA settlement reinforces importance of encryption, risk analysis, and mobile device security | SEP 10, 2015 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced its settlement with an Indiana radiation oncol...

HIPAA settlement highlights cloud risks | JUL 14, 2015 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced its HIPAA settlement with St. Elizabeth’s Medi...

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