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avatar Another $1.5 Million HIPAA Hit!

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (“MEEI”) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc. (“MEEA”) (hereinafter collectively referred to as “MEEI”), each of which is .. 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 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 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 Self-Incrimination | HIPAA Breach

The Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) has reported that it has reached a settlement resulting from a covered entity’s report pursuant to the .. read more

avatar HIPAA Doesn’t Prevent You Trying to Stop a Suicide Attempt

A recent editorial from Kansas City’s KMBC/KCWE General Manager Sarah Smith recounted the story of a 19-year-old college student that committed suicide that may have .. 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 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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