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More Big Penalties for HIPAA Violations as the Year Comes to a Close

More Big Penalties for HIPAA Violations as the Year Comes to a Close

by ih-coc admin
Huge fines for HIPAA violations are making the news once again. And these are some doozies. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are two for two this time - Texas Health and Human Services Commission (TX HHSC) was hit for $1.6 million, and University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) for $3 million.

Key Facts About HIPAA Compliance – What You Need to Know – Part 8

Key Facts About HIPAA Compliance – What You Need to Know – Part 8

by ih-coc admin
Our series is designed to explain best practices about HIPAA compliance, HIPAA settlements, and the various requirements an organization must have in place under the HIPAA Security & Privacy Rules.

Organizations Have as Much Responsibility to Safeguard Paper Records as Electronic Ones

Organizations Have as Much Responsibility to Safeguard Paper Records as Electronic Ones

by ih-coc admin
Civil monetary penalties under HIPAA are imposed under a tiered system that takes into consideration the degree to which the entity was aware that HIPAA Rules were being violated. We covered this pretty extensively in a previous blog. So, what does it mean when an organization is penalized to this extent? I think we all know the answer here.

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) - Two Significant Announcements

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) - Two Significant Announcements

by ih-coc admin
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) had two significant announcements this past week resulting in total of $4.6 million for a settlement and imposed penalty.

Key Facts About HIPAA Compliance – What You Need to Know – Part 7

Key Facts About HIPAA Compliance – What You Need to Know – Part 7

by ih-coc admin
Our series is designed to explain best practices about HIPAA compliance, HIPAA settlements, and the various requirements an organization must have in place under the HIPAA Security & Privacy Rules.