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OCR to Increase Efforts to Investigate Privacy Breaches of Unsecured Protected Heath Information Affecting Fewer Than 500 Individuals

By: Edward J. Welch The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that investigates privacy breaches of unsecured, protected health information (PHI) under the Health Information Technology for Economic … Continue reading

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Are you Ready for a HIPAA Investigation?

By: Vanessa A. Reynolds Scarcely a week goes by without a media report of a HIPAA breach – or a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) press release announcing a settlement agreement with an organization that suffered a breach.  … Continue reading

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Stolen laptops mean $2M in mega fines

Unencrypted laptops and mobile devices pose significant risks to the security of patient information, according to the HHS Office for Civil Rights. Please click here to read more.

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