Tag Archives: HIPAA compliance

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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You Received a Letter from OCR, Now What?

At some point in time most group practices, hospitals or other provider organizations will receive a letter from the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”). The letter will state that OCR received a complaint from a patient, employee or some other … Continue reading

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Fulfilling a Promise: Big, Juicy HIPAA Fine

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced a $3.5 million settlement with Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and five of its subsidiaries (collectively, “Fresenius”) following the report and investigation of five separate breach notifications. Of note, the five breaches … Continue reading

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