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Hospital Fined $85,000 By OCR For Failure To Provide Timely Access To Patient Records
Today, in the first settlement of its kind, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("OCR") announced that Bayfront
United States
12 Sep 2019
HHS To Reduce Top HIPAA Fines Based On "Level Of Culpability"
In a Notification of Enforcement Discretion Regarding HIPAA Civil Money Penalties issued on April 23, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
United States
21 May 2019
Cybersecurity 2019 – The Year In Preview: HIPAA
Editors' Note: This is the seventh and last in our third annual series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the new year.
United States
18 Jan 2019
"You Are Known By The Company You Keep" — Including Vendors Without Business Associate Agreements
The concept that one is known by the company one keeps dates back to ancient times
United States
11 Dec 2018
The Cost Of A Free Press: Allergy Practice Pays $125,000 To Settle Physician's Disclosure Of Patient Information On TV
Allergy Associates of Hartford, P.C., has agreed to pay $125,000 to the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
United States
29 Nov 2018
Presentation: New Developments In Health Information Law
Partner Colin Zick recently presented at the MaHIMA Dot Wagg Legislative Seminar discussing recent HIPAA violations, how GDPR will impact US companies and the Trusted Exchange Framework.
United States
14 Nov 2018
Partner Colin Zick Discusses The Obamacare Enrollment Data Breach With Bloomberg Law
A recent hack of Obamacare enrollment records might result in a full-blown privacy investigation of the government agency that is responsible for the federal health-care exchange and serve as a wake-up call to the government.
United States
30 Oct 2018
Update To The Federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act
On October 3, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed the final version of H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery ...
United States
9 Oct 2018
Hacker Fails To Establish "Necessity" Of DDOS Attack On Hospital
In a recent decision from the District of Massachusetts, the alleged perpetrator of cyber-attacks against Wayside Youth and Family Support Network and Boston Children's Hospital ("BCH") ...
United States
22 Aug 2018
The Interplay Of HIPAA, Privacy And Data Security Principles, And Health Information Interoperability
It was my pleasure yesterday to speak at MedInnovation Boston 2018, and deliver a presentation on "The Interplay of HIPAA, Privacy and Data Security Principles, and Health Information Interoperability".
United States
4 Jul 2018
Blogging From BIO 2018: "Mo Money, Mo Problems"
The late rapper known as The Notorious B.I.G. recorded a song called, "Mo Money, Mo Problems." Many of the lyrics can't be repeated here, but the refrain can:
United States
6 Jun 2018
HHS Office For Civil Rights Issues Guidance On How HIPAA Allows Information Sharing To Address The Opioid Crisis
Following President Trump's declaration of a nationwide public health emergency regarding the opioid crisis...
United States
6 Nov 2017
Some Thoughts About The HITECH Act, From The New England Journal Of Medicine
This week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine features two interesting articles about the federal HITECH Act and its role in promoting electronic health records...
United States
13 Sep 2017
Want To Know Why Memorial Healthcare Systems Is Paying HHS OCR $5.5 Million?
Why did MHS pay so much? A long-term failure to close security holes that led to identity theft and fraudulent tax returns.
United States
2 Mar 2017
More On HIPAA Audits For 2016 and 2017–Desk Audits And On-Site Audits
As part of the ongoing HHS OCR HIPAA audit initiative, it is conducting "HIPAA desk audits."
United States
30 Nov 2016
Bad News For HIPAA Business Associates: HHS OCR Announces $650,000 Settlement For BA Breach
Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia ("CHCS"), a HIPAA business associate, has agreed to pay the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights...
United States
8 Jul 2016
Watch: HIPAA Crimes Webinar – How The New Crime Wave Affects You
Unfortunately, health care providers are the perfect mark for theft and extortion because they have huge amounts of sensitive information and maintain such information in computer databases at risk of infiltration.
United States
3 Jun 2016
HHS OCR Launches Phase 2 Of HIPAA Audit Program–So What?
You have seen all the hysterical headlines — "The HIPAA audits are coming, the HIPAA audits are coming…." But when you really think about it, what is the big deal?
United States
4 Apr 2016
Massachusetts Health Information Management Association Winter Meeting: Compliance Beyond HIPAA
On January 22, 2016, I had the pleasure to present to the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association's Winter Meeting, to discuss "Compliance Beyond HIPAA."
United States
27 Jan 2016
HIPAA Privacy Regulations Amended To Allow Disclosures Of Mental Health Information For Firearm Background Checks
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) modified the HIPAA Privacy Rule to expressly permit certain covered entities to disclose to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System...
United States
11 Jan 2016
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