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COVID-19 Cyber Threat Resources

April 30, 2020 Cyber-criminals may take advantage of the current COVID-19 global pandemic for their own financial gain or...

Webinar Recording Now Available: OCR Update on HIPAA and COVID-19

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) hosted a webinar on April 24, 2020, for health IT stakeholders on HIPAA privacy and...

Webinar: OCR Update on HIPAA and COVID-19 on 4/24 at 12pm...

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is hosting a webinar for health IT stakeholders on HIPAA privacy and security issues related...

OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion to Allow Uses and Disclosures...

Today (April 2, 2020), the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced, effective...

OCR Issues Bulletin on Civil Rights Laws and HIPAA Flexibilities That...

March 28, 2020 Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services...

HIPAA Compliance Checklist from Comparitech

This article is a great 101 overview with some extra goodies on how to conduct a HIPAA compliance checklist.

Pandemics and Personal Data

Jared Walker of Zasio writes a great blog post on Pandemics and Personal Data

OCR Issues Guidance on Telehealth Video Technology: Recommends Business Skype...

March 17, 2020 Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications during the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

What IG Pros Need to Know about the Coronavirus Outbreak via...

Check out an article I wrote for IG World regarding the Coronavirus for IG and Privacy professionals.

Data sharing and outbreaks: best practice exemplified via The Lancet

A great article that discusses how to share data during a health outbreak.

Important Notice Regarding Individuals’ Right of Access to Health Records via...

Notice issued on January 28th, 2020 On January 25, 2013, HHS published a final rule entitled “Modifications to the...

White Paper – Data Protection Law: An Overview by Congressional Research...

A publicly available 75-page PDF that covers the origins of privacy in the US and how privacy has evolved in the US...

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...

New HHS Checklist Helps First Responders Ensure Language Access and Effective...

Dec 11, 2018 Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has unveiled a plain language checklist to...

Yes, HIPAA Requires Medical Records to Be Emailed to Patients if...

Daniel Solove via Teachprivacy.com 11/29/2018 Have you ever asked your healthcare provider to send you medical records by email?  Most likely, you’ve received the reply:...

Anthem Pays OCR $16 Million in Record HIPAA Settlement Following Largest...

October 15, 2018 Anthem, Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)...

OCR Reissues Guidance to Help Ensure Equal Access to Emergency Services...

October 11, 2018 In the midst of Hurricane Michael, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and its federal partners remain in close coordination as...

Unauthorized Disclosure of Patients’ Protected Health Information During “Boston Med” Filming...

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it has reached separate settlements with Boston Medical Center...

Feds snag $100K deal from defunct Northbrook firm accused of leaving...

A recent $100,000 settlement with a defunct Northbrook-based record and file storage and disposal firm should put companies dealing in legally protected personal information on notice that the federal government will not allow a business closure to deter it from enforcing HIPAA privacy rules.