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avatar OCR Director: “Tolerance for HIPAA Non-Compliance Is Low”

The Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) hosted the annual .. read more

avatar Boston’s Hospital’s Security Breach Results in $750,000 Settlement | HIPAA

Boston’s South Shore Hospital has agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the confidential health information of more than 800,000 .. read more

avatar Don’t Want to Bother with HIPAA Compliance? Budget For DHHS Settlement

The Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) announced yesterday in a press release that, after a lengthy investigation, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) .. read more

avatar New Risk Analysis Policy Posted in Premium Member Section

First, thanks to the Premium Member who suggested that we clearly identify new content on the Premium Member section of the website. We always welcome .. read more

avatar HIPAA Breach in Washington, DC.

If I don’t have a topic for a blog entry, all I apparently have to do is to wait a few days, and someone will .. read more

avatar Proposed Budget Cuts for HIPAA Enforcement—Hardly a Help

The president’s proposed fiscal 2013 budget may appear helpful to covered entities and business associates that are concerned with HIPAA compliance. The budget calls for .. read more

avatar Federal HIPAA Lawsuit Against a Business Associate

The Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has sued a debt collection company in federal court for HIPAA violations involving an employee’s laptop stolen in Minneapolis. .. read more

avatar Overreaction to the HITECH Business Associate Changes?

I recently received a letter from a medical group that had apparently purchased my Health Information Compliance Library. The letter required me to sign a .. read more

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