Category Archives: Compliance

Getting Measured for Stripes: Increasing Criminal HIPAA Violations

It has been just over three years since the first post about criminal HIPAA violations in this blog. At that time, a couple of stories over the span of a few weeks raised some eyebrows. The 2015 stories appeared to … Continue reading

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Attack of a Paper Tiger: Ignoring Own Policies Leads to HIPAA Fine

On June 18, 2018, the Office for Civil Rights released a decision and memorandum from an Administrative Law Judge following a dispute over HIPAA fines imposed against The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (“MD Anderson”). The decision for … Continue reading

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An Unnecessary Privacy Risk?: Online Nursery Photos

Privacy and security of personal information are topics of constant discussion inside and outside of healthcare. Current events keep the heat on as one or the other never strays very far from headlines. The Facebook breach/expected use of data (angle … Continue reading

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