Tag Archives: HIPAA Security Rule

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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Monthly Data Breach Roundup: Hacking and Insiders in the Lead

The Breach Barometer published monthly through the joint effort of Protenus and Databreaches.net┬áprovides a fair amount of insight into data breach happenings. As noted in the report, the findings are based upon information obtained through searching records and releases, not … Continue reading

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