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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
Another HIPAA Settlement For Failure To Enter Into A BAA
Last week, the Office for Civil Rights announced that it had reached a settlement with a contract physician group based in Florida to resolve potential HIPAA violations relating to the sharing of PHI with a vendor.
United States
14 Dec 2018
OCR Warns Providers About Securely Disposing Electronic Devices
The July 2018 cyber security newsletter issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights reminds health care providers and their business associates of the importance ...
United States
16 Aug 2018
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
OCR Highlights Importance Of Physical Safeguards To Protect PHI
The May 2018 cyber security newsletter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) focused on a topic often overlooked by covered entities...
United States
1 Jun 2018
HIPAA Enforcement Survives Closure Of Business
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services OCR recently announced a $100,000 settlement with a company that is no longer in business. Filefax, Inc. was an Illinois company that provided storage and...
United States
28 Feb 2018
In the Wake Of Harvey And Irma, OCR Reminds Providers Of HIPAA Security Rule
OCR recently published a bulletin during Hurricane Harvey discussing how the HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to sharing protected health information (PHI) during natural disasters.
United States
21 Sep 2017
Memorial Hermann's Use Of Patient Name In Press Release Leads To $2.4 Million HIPAA Settlement
After the incident became public, Memorial Hermann came under attack by immigration activists because the patient was undocumented.
United States
24 May 2017
Recent HIPAA Enforcement Actions
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced the first ever settlement related to a Covered Entity's untimely breach notification in violation of HIPAA.
United States
2 Feb 2017
September Privacy And Security Updates
Although National Cyber Security Month isn't until October, September has brought plenty of privacy and security updates that health care companies need to be aware of.
United States
16 Sep 2016
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