By Matt Fisher – On June 18, 2018, the Office for Civil Rights released a decision and memorandum from an Administrative Law Judge following a dispute over HIPAA fines imposed against The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
By Trenton Baker – Since HIPAA was enacted in 1996, there have been notable advances in protecting the privacy of patient information handled by healthcare plans, health care clearinghouses and certain types of healthcare providers.
By Matt Fisher – At some point in time most group practices, hospitals or other provider organizations will receive a letter from the OCR. The letter will state that OCR received a complaint from a patient, employee or some other party with knowledge or information as to alleged acts at the healthcare organization.
By Kayla Matthews – HIPAA compliance is an essential part of running a medical practice. The current incarnation of the HIPAA regulations has been in place since 2003 and they haven’t changed much in the intervening years — until now, that is.
By Matt Fisher – The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced a $3.5 million settlement with Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and five of its subsidiaries (collectively, Fresenius) following the report and investigation of five separate breach notifications.
By Matt Fisher – Healthcare has become the proverbial shiny object to many technology companies, both within and without of Silicon Valley. The technology companies seem to view healthcare as a great, untapped wilderness that is flush with potential profits.
By Matt Fisher – Healthcare entities have received another warning from the OCR concerning yet another aspect of HIPAA compliance. OCR’s settlement with St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center focuses on controlling when and how PHI is released.
By Mark Hollis – It’s an accepted part of everyday life, people text, shop online, use social media platforms or browse the internet using whatever device they’re carrying or seated in front of, even at work.
Don’t miss David Harlow and his guest David Finn, security expert from Symantec o this weeks HIPAA Chat. Register now and get your questions answered on Thursday, May 25th at 1pm ET.
By Art Gross – Social media has become an incredibly valuable tool, whether for personal or business use, the need and desire to use social media has increased dramatically since it first stepped on the scene.
By Art Gross – Deven McGraw, deputy director of HHS OCR has announced that the department’s plans for initiating onsite audits is currently on hold and will remain so until more than 200 desk audits have been completed.
By Art Gross – According to an article over on tripwire, a covered entity is facing serious penalties after the Office for Civil Rights issued them a hefty fine for their failure to comply with audit procedures including review, modification and termination of users’ access.
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