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avatar WellPoint, Inc., Reports Breach to DHHS, Settles for $1.7 Million: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

WellPoint, Inc., an Indiana managed care organization, reported under the requirements of the HITECH Act Breach Notification Rule a breach of the electronic protected health .. read more

avatar HIPAA Reportable Breach or Not? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

According to Health Data Management, the Michigan Department of Community Health notified more than 49,000 individuals that a server of the Michigan Cancer Consortium holding .. read more

avatar HIPAA Compliance and the FTC: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes with Guest Commentator Richard D. Dvorak

On June 6–7, 2012, I attended the NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Rule Conference at the Ronald Reagan Center, Washington, DC. The Federal Trade Commission’s Division of .. read more

avatar Updated Portable Computer Policy Posted in the Premium Member Section

As my blog post of September 17, 2012, noted, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (“MEEI”) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc. (“MEEA”), entered .. read more

avatar OCR Releases HIPAA Audit Protocol

On August 10, 2012, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) published its audit protocol for assessing .. read more

avatar First State Agency Fined for HIPAA Violation

Not only can you not avoid HIPAA compliance by being a small covered entity (see my April 18, 2012, blog post), but you can’t avoid .. read more

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 More Info on DHHS HIPAA Audits | HIPAA Compliance

Susan McAndrew, deputy director of the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), has announced that OCR has completed the first 20 audits mandated by the HITECH .. read more

avatar Upcoming 5th Annual Conference on Safeguarding Health Information With Guest Commentator Richard D. Dvorak

National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) and Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) are co-hosting the 5th annual .. read more

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