Category Archives: HITECH

Know Your Risks: HIPAA Basics

The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced another monetary penalty and settlement for the failure of an entity to fully or competently comply with HIPAA requirements. More particularly, the entity in question offers yet another example of the absence of … Continue reading

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Ignore HIPAA At Your Own Peril

After a lull in enforcement actions concerning HIPAA, the Office for Civil Rights re-entered the fray with a $3,000,000 bang. The settlement announced on May 6, 2019, imposes a significant fine after widespread non-compliance was found by OCR. As with … Continue reading

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Tick Tock: When Is a Data Breach Notice Needed?

Notice of a new data breach is posted at least once a day. A frequent feature of many notices is the disclosure that the conduct giving rise to the breach happened months earlier, with the delay sometimes going into years … Continue reading

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