Step Up Your Game in HIPAA Compliance

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Three priorities will take you a long way toward improving your HIPAA compliance. Taking cues from security experts and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforcement over the past year, our three suggestions are: 1. Complete (or refresh last year’s) Risk Analysis, 2. Review your breach notification policies and 3. Ramp up workforce training. Risk […]

$16M Anthem Settlement: Our Take

On October 15, 2018 OCR announced a $16 million settlement with Anthem over the 2015 breach of 79 million individuals’ protected health information. It’s the largest settlement amount in OCR history, and the largest healthcare data breach to date since HIPAA was implemented. In addition to the dollar payment, Anthem signed a Resolution Agreement and […]

HIPAA During Hurricane Florence

HIPAA is NOT Suspended During Emergencies Hospitals and Public Health agencies roll into action during disasters. Working with FEMA, other public agencies and the private sector, all collaborate to protect the health and safety of individuals who face risks and injury. Time is short and personnel may be overworked. And while HIPAA remains in place […]