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New Guidance For Business Associates And Continued Data Breaches
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a new guidance document regarding which HIPAA violations business associates (BAs) can and cannot be held directly liable for.
United States
18 Jun 2019
HIPAA And Health Care Data Privacy - 2018 Year-In-Review
Today, we're looking back at HIPAA and other privacy and security developments in 2018. This past year saw continued HIPAA enforcement ...
United States
10 Jan 2019
Privacy And Security Round-Up – Colorado Data Breach Law, Guidance From OCR
Privacy and security compliance obligations for health care companies remain hot topics this spring.
United States
22 Jun 2018
Mintz Matrix Updated With New State Data Breach Notification Laws
As the privacy team reports, with New Mexico enacting a data breach notification law, only Alabama and South Dakota remain the only states without data breach notification laws.
United States
25 Apr 2017
Gone Phishin': Hack Leads To HIPAA Settlement
While your business may indeed be a "victim" when hit by a phishing attack, your enterprise can also be responsible for violations of law associated with the incident.
United States
19 Apr 2017
Gone Phishin': Hack Leads To HIPAA Settlement
Earlier this week, the HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") announced a $400,000 settlement with Metro Community Provider Network ("MCPN") related to a 2012 HIPAA breach caused by a phishing scam.
United States
18 Apr 2017
A New FBI Warning For Healthcare Providers
The FBI has issued new guidance specifically applicable to medical and dental facilities regarding the cybersecurity risk of File Transfer Protocol ("FTP") servers operating in "anonymous" mode.
United States
7 Apr 2017
Latest OCR HIPAA Settlement Provides Lessons For Covered Entities
The settlement is the largest HIPAA settlement ever by a single entity. OCR reached nine HIPAA settlements in 2016, in addition to the imposition of civil monetary penalties against Lincare, Inc.
United States
16 Aug 2016
"Your Money Or Your PHI": OCR Releases Guidance On Ransomware
On Monday, the Office for Civil Rights released important new guidance on ransomware for hospitals and other healthcare providers.
United States
13 Jul 2016
UK Data Protection In A Post-Brexit World
Companies doing business in the UK and the EU will want to review her thoughts at Privacy and Security Matters.
29 Jun 2016
Phase 2 HIPAA Audits Coming To You: Check Your Spam Filter!
The HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") officially launched the long-awaited (and dreaded) Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audits Program on March 21st.
United States
4 May 2016
Ready Or Not, It's Time For Phase 2 HIPAA Audits
On March 21st, the HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") officially launched Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program.
United States
7 Apr 2016
Ready Or Not, It's Time For Phase 2 HIPAA Audits
On March 21st, the HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") officially launched Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program.
United States
30 Mar 2016
Don't Neglect Your Business Associate Agreements!
NMHC came under investigation by OCR after a September 2011 breach involving the theft of an unencrypted laptop from a business associate's employee's car.
United States
29 Mar 2016
Hollywood Presbyterian Concedes To Hacker's Demands In Ransomware Attack
In a chain of events that should be a wake-up call to any entity using and storing critical health information, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center ("HPMC") has announced that it paid hackers $17,000 to end a malware attack on the hospital's computer systems.
United States
24 Feb 2016
Latest OCR Enforcement Action: Underbed Storage Is Not Appropriate for PHI
Recent enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights have highlighted that, not surprisingly, Covered Entities should not leave medical records in a physician's driveway...
United States
7 Feb 2016
HIPAA And Health Care Data Privacy – 2015 Year In Review
As the year winds down, we look back with a mixture of nostalgia and queasiness on the major Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) events that defined 2015.
United States
14 Dec 2015
Data-Harvesting Zombie Hackers, Blood-Thirsty Auditors, And Other Reasons To Be Scared On Halloween
This Halloween, the scariest monsters might not be in your closet or under your bed.
United States
2 Nov 2015
Back To School – HIPAA 101
After a summer that saw major data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management and UCLA Health System, this fall is a great time to take your organization back to school on HIPAA compliance and data security.
United States
28 Aug 2015
ONC Releases Privacy And Security Guidance Geared Toward Small Providers
The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology ("ONC") recently released a new and improved version 2.0 of their Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information.
United States
8 May 2015
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