Keyword: HHS Office for Civil Rights
An administrative law judge ruled MD Anderson must pay $4.3 million for HIPAA violations tied to unencrypted devices stolen in 2012 and 2013.
Dignity Health says information for 56,000 patients was exposed earlier this year after a vendor's email list malfunctioned.
While physician practices can complain about a health plan’s failure to comply with requirements, CMS has yet to issue a single enforcement fine.
The medical group was fined for an incident in which a third-party vendor misconfigured a server, allowing patient data to be searchable online.
VA Secretary David Shulkin speaks out after being dismissed, data breach investigations heat up and medical groups back travel ban injunction.
A lawsuit will challenge the FDA’s decision to allow electronic cigarettes to go unregulated, plus more physician practice news from around the web.
Data breach inquiries from OCR and state attorneys general have increased over the last year and investigations have moved beyond informal inquiries.
Critics of a proposed rule to allow healthcare workers to refuse care based on conscience have urged others to speak out before a comment period ends.
The omnibus spending bill maintains ONC's budget at $60.4 million, providing the agency with "a few months of consistency."
Banner Health anticipates it will receive negative findings from an active OCR investigation into a June 2016 cyberattack.