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July 6, 2016  7:03 PM

OCR gets tough with business associates

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HIPAA audits, HIPAA business associate, OCR

With its levy of a $650,000 fine on a service provider of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Department of...

January 12, 2016  11:22 AM

OCR issues reminder about patient health information access under HIPAA

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
hhs, HIPAA, HIPAA business associate, OCR, PHI

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services is trying to change the perception of what HIPAA does for patients. HIPAA is commonly thought of as a rule that requires health organizations to secure patients'


November 16, 2015  6:16 PM

Lawyer suggests strategies to avoid texting risks with PHI

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HIPAA, HIPAA business associate, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA security, PHI, PHI encryption

Healthcare providers and their business associates are fast getting hip to the reality that it’s not OK to text protected health information (PHI). Not only does unsecure...


August 29, 2013  10:58 AM

Mobile devices driving healthcare desktop virtualization growth

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
BAA, business associate agreement, desktop vitualization, HIPAA, HIPAA business associate, HIT cloud, VDI

The number of server-hosted virtual desktops in healthcare is up 39% compared to last year, and server-based computing is up 23%. Furthermore, 30% of 211 IT leaders responding to a survey from Imprivata indicated that they


January 30, 2013  4:08 PM

HIPAA enforcement: Can Google be liable as a business associate?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
HIPAA, HIPAA business associate, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA violations

What do attorneys and compliance experts have to do between now – just weeks after the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released the new HIPAA enforcement rule – and...


January 23, 2013  5:13 PM

HIPAA omnibus rule’s comment responses shed light on rulemaking

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
HIPAA, HIPAA business associate, OCR, Office for Civil Rights

As first reported in our story on the HIPAA omnibus rule earlier this week, if patients ask to have their health data sent via unencrypted email, it's not the health care...


September 9, 2011  11:37 AM

Will your business associates cause a health care data breach?

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Data breach, HIPAA business associate, HIPAA violations

No health care organization is immune to a data breach. Health care data breach notifications have been on the rise since the Office for Civil Rights...


June 6, 2011  1:06 PM

Verizon updates partner, security management programs for health care

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
HIPAA business associate, patient data security, Risk management, Verizon

Verizon Business has updated its partner and security management programs to help address the health care industry's increasingly complex data security...

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