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Court Decision Sets “Binding and Persuasive Precedent” Regarding FTC Authority to Police Data Security Practices

Court Decision Sets “Binding and Persuasive Precedent” Regarding FTC Authority to Police Data Security Practices  The Federal Trade Commission is becoming even more interested in policing and enforcing standards for protecting consumers within the context of health information privacy and … Continue reading

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Third-Party Risk is a Growing HIPAA-HITECH Dilemma for Covered Entities and Their Business Associates

Third-Party Risk is a Growing HIPAA-HITECH Dilemma for Covered Entities and Their Business Associates Majority of Healthcare Organizations Grappling with BA Obligations According to Clearwater Compliance Interactive Blue Ribbon Panel Web Event During Clearwater’s most recent monthly HIPAA-HITECH Blue Ribbon … Continue reading

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Regulatory Update: HIPAA Privacy Rule Update Expands Right of Access to Lab Reports

Patients now have the right to directly access a copy of their lab test results directly from clinical laboratories due to a recent change in HIPAA regulations. Continue reading

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HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – Lost USB Memory Drive Leads to $150k HIPAA Settlement for Small Dermatology Practice

This entry is part 24 of 26 in the series HIPAA Privacy-Security Reminders

Lost USB Memory Drive Leads to $150,000 HIPAA Settlement for Small Dermatology Practice What Happened? On October 7th, 2011, Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. (APDerm), a Concord, Massachusetts-based private practice with six offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, notified the … Continue reading

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HIPAA Privacy Assessment

Announcing the Clearwater HIPAA Privacy and Breach Notification Assessment™ Software

Did you know that privacy violation complaints have increased more than 40 percent since HITECH was enacted in 2009 – and more than 21 million citizens have had their protected health information (PHI) breached? The Clearwater HIPAA Privacy and Breach … Continue reading

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HIPAA and HITECH January 2013 eNewsletter Published

Clearwater Compliance has published the January 2013 eNewsletter, which includes several complimentary tools and resources to learn more about HIPAA and HITECH compliance. Read about recent HIPAA and HITECH stories in the news and check out all the resources that Clearwater … Continue reading

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OMB Receives HIPAA HITECH Omnibus Final Rulemaking from HHS

On Saturday 3/24, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received the much-delayed Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final Rules that had been bundled … Continue reading

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HIPAA HITECH Breach Notification

How BCBS TN Could Have Avoided the Mess: HHS settles HIPAA case with BCBS of Tennessee for $1.5 million

Yet again another blog post on BCBS TN!!  Once again, proof again that HIPAA compliance is not just an information technology problem.  This one is different.  Get some practical, actionable advise!  Learn how to better manage you compliance risks as … Continue reading

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Nashville Technology Council

NTC Health care Privacy and Security Consortia

The safe storage, transport and access of patient information between healthcare organizations and their partners has never been such a hot topic, with several high profile breaches hitting the headlines in 2011.

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HHS Audits: First HIPAA Privacy and Security Audits Begin

The following article first appeared on DWT.com, and is republished with the kind permission of the author, Adam Greene who comments on the first round of audits and offers guidance on what entities can do to prepare.

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