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Reminder, Provide Access to Data
Another Settlement The Office for Civil Rights started 2021 off with another settlement of alleged non-compliance with the HIPAA right of access. The settlement, as noted by OCR, is the 14th right of access settlement since OCR began its targeted …[ load webpage to read more ]
Looking Ahead: Promise After a Tumultuous Year
Every year brings its own successes and trials, but 2020 brought more than its fair share of trials. The biggest issue that dominated healthcare throughout the year (and will continue to do so into 2021) was COVID-19. The unexpected, swift, …[ load webpage to read more ]
HIPAA Progress: Incremental or By a Leap?
After a bit longer of a delay than was initially expected, the Department of Health and Human Services released a proposed rule to change pieces of HIPAA. The proposed rule is the outcome from a request for information that closed …[ load webpage to read more ]
Step By Step: Incremental Telehealth Change
Building on years of hype and promise, telehealth began to get its moment in early 2020 when COVID-19 brought much of the healthcare system to a halt as a means of enabling care to be focused on the growing pandemic. …[ load webpage to read more ]
Too Many Threats, Too Often
It used to be that almost a day could not go by without the report of a phishing attack. Now seemingly a day cannot go by without a ransomware attack being reported. While phishing may be a route in, it …[ load webpage to read more ]
Access Management: Who Can be on the System
Who can be on a healthcare organization’s system and who can access patient information? HIPAA establishes very clear guidelines and expectations on that front. The baseline expectation is that only individuals who are actually part of an organization’s workforce can …[ load webpage to read more ]
National or Local: How Should Privacy be Determined
The debate around privacy that had been forefront of mind for many prior to COVID-19 disrupting everything has not gone away. Instead, privacy has been simmering in the background, every so often be thrust into the spotlight during the course …[ load webpage to read more ]
Protect the House: Focus on Security on All Fronts
Not a day can go by without the importance of security being underscored as the means by which privacy can be maintained. Data breaches continue to be disclosed daily, if not more frequently, HIPAA settlements are coming fast and furious …[ load webpage to read more ]
Head In the Sand Leads to HIPAA Fine
Continuing a hot streak in the fall of 2020, the Office for Civil Rights announced another HIPAA settlement with a business associate on September 23, 2020. The $2,300,000 fine was imposed on a business associate following a months long cyberattack …[ load webpage to read more ]
Deny Patient Access at Own Risk
The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) continues its recent attention to enforcing an individual’s right of access under HIPAA. The latest step is the concurrent announcement of five settlements with various entities for alleged failures to provide records upon request. …[ load webpage to read more ]