Keyword: HHS Office for Civil Rights
Healthcare threats have become increasingly complex, and motives are evolving. Providers need to approach cybersecurity with a damage-control mindset.
The federal government needs to provide more resources and incentives to help healthcare organizations protect their IT systems and data from cyberattacks.
The Oregon Department of Human Services confirmed on Thursday a data breach due to a phishing email incident that compromised and potentially exposed the private health information of over 350,000 people.
Recent healthcare data breaches at third-party vendors highlight the risks to patient data and the need for better third-party risk management.
Seattle-based UW Medicine is notifying close to 1 million patients of a database configuration error that exposed their protected health information.
OCR settled a complaint against a hospital system that it had denied a patient with an intellectual disability placement on a heart transplant list.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights had a record year for settlements from its enforcement of the nation's largest healthcare privacy law.
Big-name healthcare organizations are asking CMS to push back the application deadline for its new accountable care organizations.
A Florida-based contractor physician group will pay $500,000 to settle HIPAA violations after data on more than 9,000 patients was posted online.
A Connecticut physicians group has been hit with a $125,000 fine for alleged HIPAA violations after one of its doctors spoke to a TV reporter.