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avatar First HIPAA Penalty for Failure to Comply with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) last week announced the first HIPAA settlement in lieu of a .. read more

avatar Watch Out for a Fake OCR Audit Phishing Email: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

On November 28, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) warned that a marketing campaign has been circulating a fake OCR audit phishing email .. read more

avatar Children’s Health Records and You: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Parents who have minor children have legitimate concerns about their children’s health records as used, disclosed, and maintained by their health care providers, insurers, and .. read more

avatar OCR Issues Revised Audit Protocol: HIPAA & HITECH Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In April 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued its updated Phase 2 Audit Protocol. Its .. read more

avatar Latest HIPAA Settlement 2—a Lesson Still Not Yet Learned about Risk Analysis: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In its press release, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) once again pointed out the importance of an organization-wide risk analysis. The press .. read more

avatar Latest HIPAA Violation Settlement–$850,000 for a Stolen Laptop: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

I don’t understand why, with all the high six-figure and seven-figure resolution agreements (basically, settlements), covered entities do not provide adequate security for laptops and .. read more

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