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Aetna Pays $1,000,000 to Settle Three HIPAA Breaches via DHHS OCR...

Aetna Life Insurance Company and the affiliated covered entity (Aetna) has agreed to pay $1,000,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the...

Orthopedic Clinic Pays $1.5 Million to Settle Systemic Noncompliance with HIPAA...

Athens Orthopedic Clinic PA ("Athens Orthopedic") has agreed to pay $1,500,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health...

Cyber Alert: Technical Approaches to Uncovering Remediating Malicious Activity

September 8, 2020 Cyber Alert: Technical Approaches to Uncovering and Remediating Malicious Activity OCR is sharing an update with our listserv from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure...

The Librarians of the Future Will Be AI Archivists via Popular...

An intriguing article on how the Library of Congress is using AI and OCR.

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 other malicious motives.  However, resources are...

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 security issues...

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 to COVID-19...

FEMA and HHS Civil Rights Stakeholder Teleconference about COVID-19

April 14, 2020 The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be joining a teleconference sponsored by...

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 (HHS) is issuing a bulletin to...

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 HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules...

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) has imposed a $1,600,000 civil money...

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 Alex Azar...

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 Human Services,...

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)...

Answers to the Most Common Document Scanning Questions

Are you interested in scanning your documents, but need more information before getting started? We’re here to provide the information you need to move...

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...