MANAGING STAFF

Compliance Perspective: Keeping Employee from Damaging Your Lab on Social Media

In the cyber age, protecting your lab from the potential threat posed by employee blogging, tweeting, Instagramming and other social networking is a business imperative. But how? To find out, keep … [Read more...]

DATA

Cybersecurity: LabCorp Reports What Could Be a Major Data Breach

Cyberattacks and data breaches against health providers are a daily occurrence. But when the breach takes place at a firm as big and powerful as LabCorp and potentially affects the health records of … [Read more...]

WHISTLEBLOWERS

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

HDL's Former CEO Pays $10 Million to Settle Bankruptcy Claims Case: Health Diagnostic Laboratory co-founder and former CEO Tonya Mallory has agreed to pay $10 million to settle claims brought by the … [Read more...]

CYBERSECURITY

HIPAA Briefing: Can Patients Sue Labs for Privacy Breaches?

Violating HIPAA restrictions subjects your lab to fines and other penalties dished out by the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and other regulators. But can the individual victims whose personal … [Read more...]

PATIENT SAFETY

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

Ex-CEO of HDL Settles Bankruptcy Claims for $10 Million Case: Health Diagnostic Laboratory co-founder and former CEO Tonya Mallory has agreed to pay $10 million to settle claims brought by the … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE PERSPECTIVES

The 10 Policies You Need to Stop Lab Employee PHI Breaches

Safeguarding personal health information (PHI) data from hackers, identity thieves and other cyber threats isn't just a legal obligation but a business imperative. Yet, with so much on the line, … [Read more...]

DATA

Case of the Month: Patients Can’t Sue Labs for Privacy Breaches, Federal Court Confirms

The HIPAA law sets out civil and criminal penalties that can be imposed on labs (and other providers) that commit privacy violations. But one thing the HIPAA law does not specify is whether an … [Read more...]

COURT CASES

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

Cancer Center Hit with $4.3 Million HIPAA Fine for Failure to Encrypt Case: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was on the wrong end of the fourth largest HIPAA fine ever dished out by … [Read more...]

COURT CASES

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

HDL, Part II: Time to Hold the Individual Officers Accountable Case: Three years after Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc. (HDL) and its marketing partner BlueWave Healthcare Consultants—both now … [Read more...]

NEWS

Case of Month: Using Window Envelope to Mail HIV Info Costs Aetna $17+ Million

You talk about a mailroom mess-up! A shockingly bad choice in envelopes has just cost one of the country's largest health insurers over $17 million. The Lawsuit On Jan. 16, Aetna agreed to pay … [Read more...]


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