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How Do HIPAA Breach Reporting Requirements Affect State Reporting?

How Do HIPAA Breach Reporting Requirements Affect State Reporting?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
For those of us involved in the world of HIPAA compliance, we are certainly aware by now that the Breach Notification Rule requires Covered Entities (CE) and Business Associates (BA) to notify affected parties of any breach.

Is it Time for Your Organization to Hit the HIPAA Breach Panic Button?

by ih-coc admin
Let’s face it, breaches will happen, especially those related to information systems. When it comes to breaches, most network security experts say it is “when” and not “if.”

Is a HIPAA Violation a Reportable Breach?

by ih-coc admin
Just because a member of an organization’s workforce violates HIPAA policies and procedures, it is not necessarily a breach reporting requirement.

The Danger of Disregarding Risk Analysis: The case made by Anthem’s $16m HIPAA Settlement

by ih-coc admin
Anthem, Inc., a defined Business Associate that provided administrative support services for the Anthem Affiliated Covered Entities (Anthem ACE), has committed to a $16 million settlement to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). This is the largest settlement ever announced by OCR.

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?