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avatar How Does a $16 Million HIPAA Violation Settlement Grab You? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has announced the biggest HIPAA violation settlement yet—that is, $16 million, smashing .. read more

avatar New California Breach Notification Law: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a California bill regarding breach notification, A.B. 2828, amending California Civil Code §§ 1798.29(a) and 1798.82(a) so that, .. 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 What If Your Google Search Reveals Your Medical Record?

A patient at St. Joseph Health System of Orange County, California, discovered that his medical record was available through search engines. This discovery resulted in .. 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 Major Breach Results in California State Court Lawsuit | HIPAA

Sutter Health of California suffered the theft of a computer containing health information on 4.2 million patients. A Sacramento law firm filed a class action .. read more

avatar Do You Have to Comply with the Red Flag Rule? | HIPAA Compliance

A health care practice recently asked me whether it had to comply with the Red Flag Rule now that “professionals” have been carved out of .. read more

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