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OCR Imposes a $1.6 Million Civil Money Penalty against Texas Health...

Nov 7, 2019 The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...

Failure to encrypt mobile devices results in $3 million HIPAA settlement

A US health system is forced to settle as a result of not encrypting mobile phones. Check out the source or...

New HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool incorporates NIST framework

Version 3.1 of the HHS Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool features new functionality

Tropical Storm Barry: Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties During...

Severe disasters – such as Tropical Storm Barry – impose additional challenges on health care providers.  Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary...

New HHS Fact Sheet on Direct Liability of Business Associates under...

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a new fact sheet that provides a clear compilation of all provisions through...

Indiana Medical Records Service Pays $100,000 to Settle HIPAA Breach

Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. (MIE) has paid $100,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and...