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HHS Reinterprets (and Significantly Lowers) Annual Penalty Caps for HIPAA Violations

USA - April 30 2019 The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced that it is lowering the maximum total penalties it may...

Austin Smith, Adam H. Greene.

HIPAA Small Breach Notifications Due March 1

USA - February 26 2019 March 1, 2019 is the date by which HIPAA covered entities must notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR)...

Lyra Correa, Adam H. Greene.

Where Is the HIPAA Right to Defend One’s Self?

USA - November 28 2018 When a patient publicly disparages a health care provider, HIPAA leaves the health care provider in a seemingly impossible situation. If the health...

Adam H. Greene.

Lights, Camera, Action!: HIPAA Enforcement for Camera Crews on Hospital Premises

USA - November 1 2018 HIPAA and 15-minutes-of-fame are not compatible. In September 2018, the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights...

Caitlin Forsyth, Dayna Nicholson, Terri D. Keville, Adam H. Greene.

Privacy Please: HIPAA and Artificial Intelligence - Part 2

USA - June 21 2018 With the widespread implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) and the tremendous amount of electronic information being created and...