HIPAA Risk Analysis

The Unnecessary Torture of Security Audits From financial services to healthcare, nearly every industry gets audited for security, and no one looks forward to it. Just the thought of getting audited can generate chaos, stress and headaches to those involved. But what if I told you,...

We live in a society where risk is ever present and impossible to avoid, no matter what industry you are in. It is no secret that some industries tend to face higher risk than others, therefor they must take additional precautions. PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and NERC-CIP-01...

Are you HIPAA compliant? Late last year, members of the U.S. Congress challenged The Director of Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Leon Rodriguez, to step up the enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He intends to put its Fining Authority to...

Republished from (https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/enforcement/examples/shasta-agreement-press-release.html) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HHS Press Office Thursday, June 13, 2013 (202) 690-6343(202) 690-6343 News Release Shasta Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has agreed to a comprehensive corrective action plan to settle a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) investigation concerning potential violations of the Health...

This Post is a direct quote from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' official website found at the following URL: https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/enforcement/examples/isu-agreement-press-release.html.html "Idaho State University Settles HIPAA Security Case for $400,000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HHS Press Office Tuesday, May 21, 2013 (202) 690-6343(202) 690-6343 News Release Idaho State University (ISU)...

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates Inc. (MEEI) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $1.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule. MEEI...

HIPAA Investigation Leads to Sanctions For the second time in three months, federal authorities have issued a hefty financial penalty stemming from a HIPAA compliance investigation after a relatively small breach. The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has entered a settlement with...