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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.

Ransomware Threatens More Than Livelihood - It Threatens Lives

Ransomware Threatens More Than Livelihood - It Threatens Lives

by ih-coc admin
Ransomware does a lot more than hurt your organization’s bottom line. It can actually risk the lives of hospital patients

HIPAA Alert: You made a mistake. Tell your customers now, not later.

HIPAA Alert: You made a mistake. Tell your customers now, not later.

by ih-coc admin
As we’ve said before, when data breaches occur, customers lose faith in the company - particularly if they feel they’re being lied to or otherwise perceive disingenuity on the part of the organization in question.