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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.

HIPAA – Why is Compliance So Hard to Achieve?

by ih-coc admin
Almost every day there is another news article announcing breaches large and small. Why is that? Why is compliance so hard to achieve?

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.