HIPAA: New HIPAA Penalties System Rewards Labs that Try to Comply

New HHS rules significantly increase the amount of money your lab can save by making diligent and demonstrable efforts to prevent HIPAA violations even when those efforts don't succeed. We're … [Read more...]


Enforcement Trends: Record Breaking Year for HIPAA Fines

The federal Office for Civil Rights (OCR) reports that 2018 was a record year for HIPAA enforcement, with 10 settlements and one judgment bringing in $28.7 million in fines, easily surpassing the old … [Read more...]


HIPAA ePHI Violation Costs Colorado Hospital $111,400

Case:┬áThis case began when the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) received a complaint contending that an ex-employee of Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) still had remote access to the critical access … [Read more...]


Compliance Scorecard: Significant New HIPAA Fines

Health data and information security figured prominently in May enforcement activity. In addition to the blockbuster eClinicalWorks EHR software settlement discussed on page 3, there was an unusually … [Read more...]


HHS Task Force Announcement and $3.9 HIPAA Settlement Focus Attention on IT Security

A$3.9 million settlement arising from a potential HIPAA breach and an announcement regarding a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Task Force emphasize the risks to the privacy and security … [Read more...]