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HIPAA final omnibus rule brings “sweeping change” to health care industry

USA - January 18 2013 On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of the HIPAA final omnibus rule, which was years in…

Jennifer Orr Mitchell

A lesson to be learned: electronic data breaches surge in 2014

USA - January 5 2015 In 2014, headline after headline reported large scale security breaches that compromised the personal information of millions of individuals. These…

Jennifer Orr Mitchell, Jenna G. Moran

Three Boston Hospitals Pay Close to $1 Million in HIPAA Settlements for Disclosing Personal Health Information to Film Crews

USA - October 1 2018 On September 20, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced settlements with three Boston…

Tyler J. Simms

OIG offers greater protections for health care providers in new Proposed Rule

USA - October 3 2014 On October 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a Proposed Rule amending both the…

Jennifer Orr Mitchell, Jenna G. Moran

New OCR Checklist Outlines How Health Care Facilities Can Fight Cyber Extortion

USA - February 2 2018 As technology has advanced, cyber extortion attacks have risen, and they will continue to be a major security issue for organizations. Cyber extortion…

Jennifer Orr Mitchell, Sydney N. Pahren