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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 as 2020 goes on, and outside threats are always rising. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
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 that resulted in the exfiltration of data for more than 6 million patients. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
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. The new settlements build upon the chain that start in September 2019 when OCR imposed the first settlement premised upon a denial of access. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
Data Access Rights: Following HIPAA Correctly
How and when can data be shared in a manner that is compliant with HIPAA? The answer to those questions is a lot broader and more frequently than many might expect. However, the expectation of limited sharing is exactly the root cause for data blockage that frustrates many individuals. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
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