Tag: HIPAA violations

HIPAA Omnibus Rule & OCR Targeting Covered Entities and Business Associates in 2014

Over the past couple of years, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule has been hovering its head over health care organizations, Software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies and anyone holding, processing, or transmitting Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) and Electronic Health Records (EHRs). With 2014 … Continue reading

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HIPAA Violations Cost Health Insurer $1.7 Million: Lessons Learned

Reuter’s reports that WellPoint, Inc., the second largest U.S. health insurer, has reached a $1.7 million settlement with the Dept. of Health and Human Services as result of a data breach that exposed over 600k health records. WellPoint’s online database … Continue reading

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2013 HCCA: Latest Trends in Data Breach Threats

Online Tech is exhibiting HIPAA hosting solutions at booth #919 at the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)’s 17th Annual Compliance Institute Conference April 21-24 in National Harbor, MD. The conference draws in healthcare compliance professionals, risk managers, privacy officers, healthcare … Continue reading

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2013 IHIMA: Lawsuits by Patients for Unauthorized Disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI)

Online Tech is exhibiting HIPAA hosting solutions at booth #9 at the Indiana Health Information Management Association (IHIMA) 2013 Annual Meeting, Changing Times with IHIMA, held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, in Indianapolis, IN on April 17-19. This session is … Continue reading

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Ensuring Business Associate Compliance: Are You Doing Your Due Diligence?

Business associates should be required to provide some type of evidence or proof of compliance to their covered entities. – Healthcare Information Security Today: 2013 Outlook Survey This quote comes from a study that reports only 32 percent of survey … Continue reading

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HHS Wall of Shame: Forty Percent of 2013 HIPAA Breaches Involved Business Associates

Of the HIPAA data breaches reported in 2013 so far, nearly 40 percent have involved a business associate. A look at the overall percentage of business associate involvement with data breaches dating back to 2009 reveals that almost 30 percent … Continue reading

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HIPAA Breach Lessons Learned: Store PHI in HIPAA Compliant Data Centers; Not Locally

While no records were broken when it comes to number of health records disclosed per data breach, the top HIPAA breaches of last year still come with some hard lessons learned about technical and physical security. Learn from their mistakes … Continue reading

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HIPAA in a HITECH World: HIPAA Violations on the Rise, According to Director of OCR

Leon Rodriguez, Director Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shared unexpected insights from early analysis of breach statistics and the audit pilot at the American Healthcare Lawyers Association conference, HIPAA in a HITECH World, along … Continue reading

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Final Omnibus Rule Raises HIPAA Violation Penalties

In addition to redefining the scope and liabilities of business associates in the healthcare industry, the final HIPAA omnibus rule includes revisions to the penalties applied to each HIPAA violation category. While the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar: Applying OCR Audit Standards to HIPAA Risk Assessments

Join David Barton, Principal UHY Advisors, as he discusses the new OCR Audit Protocols and explains appropriate application for risk assessment against the standards and safeguards of the the HIPAA Security Act. These new OCR audit guidelines are based off of the … Continue reading

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