Keyword: HHS Office for Civil Rights
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission was hit with a $1.6 million fine for violating HIPAA privacy and security rules.
A ransomware attack hitting several computer systems at Brooklyn Hospital Center caused permanent loss of some patients' data.
The University of Rochester Medical Center is paying $3 million to resolve potential HIPAA violations, one of the biggest settlements this year.
The Office for Civil Rights took action over a Florida orthopedic practice’s alleged discrimination against a patient with HIV.
Jackson Health paid a $2.15 million civil penalty levied by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for multiple security breaches.
The Office for Civil Rights is ramping up its focus on the Right of Access Initiative, which ensures patients timely access to their medical records.
It cost a dental practice $10,000 to settle a complaint it disclosed patients’ health information on social media.
Nearly 3 in 4 healthcare organizations have experienced at least one data breach in the past year that involved the loss or theft of sensitive data.
A proposed rule that would remove anti-discrimination protections, including those for LGBTQ individuals, generated more than 155,000 comments.
Breaches of patient privacy appear to be on the rise in the first half of 2019 with an alarming number of records affected by security incidents: 31.6 million.