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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.

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.

An OIG Mandate for Increased HIPAA Oversight and Enforcement

An OIG Mandate for Increased HIPAA Oversight and Enforcement

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The HIPAA enforcement winds have been blowing for a while. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agency responsible for enforcement, has attempted to be proactive when it comes to making sure healthcare providers and business associates are meeting their compliance requirements.