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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

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 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

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