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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.

OCR Issues Cybersecurity Newsletter

OCR Issues Cybersecurity Newsletter

by ih-coc admin
OCR issues quarterly cybersecurity newsletter malicious insiders threats

UMass settles potential HIPAA violations following malware infection

by ih-coc admin
The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.

OCR Announces Initiative to More Widely Investigate Breaches Affecting Fewer than 500 Individuals

by ih-coc admin
Beginning this month, OCR, through the continuing hard work of its Regional Offices, has begun an initiative to more widely investigate the root causes of breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals.