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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)...

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