Tag Archives: Privacy

When is Enough, Enough?

An easy to overlook aspect of the HIPAA Privacy Rule is the requirement that all uses and disclosures be of the “minimum necessary” amount of protected health information. That means the least amount of information needed for the intended purpose … Continue reading

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Picking Up the Pace: More HIPAA Settlements

After a slow start to the year in terms of HIPAA settlement, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is trying to finish the year with a bang. Since September 20, 2018, OCR has announced four different HIPAA settlements. The nature … Continue reading

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Sins of Others May be Visited on Employer

Healthcare organizations are learning tough lessons that actions of employees can come back with serious consequences to the organization. When it comes to maintaining the privacy and security of patient data, no action comes without a consequence. While some actions … Continue reading

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