HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
- December 24, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking the public's input on how Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules should be modified to promote better patient ...
- December 14, 2018
A Colorado hospital has agreed to pay the OCR $111,400 after a former employee allegedly continued to have access to a web-based scheduling calendar and patient protected health information.
- October 31, 2018
To get new technology into hospitals faster, the Digital Health Collaborative wants to standardize security risk assessments and business associates agreements.
- August 03, 2018
A lawsuit has been filed against Children's Mercy Hospital after the medical records of more than 60,000 patients were potentially compromised as a result of a phishing scam.
- April 13, 2018
Facebook's proposal to match anonymized patient data with user profiles has some experts worried about the possible privacy implications of such a project.
- July 27, 2016
While about a third of U.S. hospitals reported to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services that they don't have HIPAA-compliant EHR disaster recovery ...
- July 21, 2016
OCR has emailed notices to 167 healthcare organizations that they will be scrutinized under the HIPAA program for compliance with the law's privacy and security rules.
- July 06, 2016
With its levy of a $650,000 fine on a service provider of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into what appears ...
- May 13, 2016
As ransomware and other cyberattacks mount, 89% of healthcare organizations and their business associates have been hit by data breaches, and 50% of them were by cybercriminals.
- April 28, 2016
TechTarget's health IT spending intentions survey shows security is a top healthcare purchasing strategy. This infographic details top investment areas.
- April 25, 2016
As it prepares to launch audits of healthcare organizations and their business associates, OCR issues audit protocol as a guide to compliance with HIPAA security and privacy rules.
- January 12, 2016
The U.S Department of Health and Human Services is trying to change the perception of what HIPAA does for patients. HIPAA is commonly thought of as a rule that requires health organizations to ...
- December 23, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA-enforcing arm, OCR (Office for Civil Rights), has bestowed a few early Christmas presents on healthcare providers and their business ...
- September 03, 2015
As wearables enable patients to become more proactive with their health, the use of such devices in healthcare becomes more relevant, according to #ChatHIT.
- April 13, 2015
In this podcast, first of a two-part series, CynergisTek health data privacy expert David Holtzman says the 2015 round of HIPAA audits are coming soon.