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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.