Archive for the Hipaa Category

Most HIPAA Breaches are Caused by Employees

It has been said that the most difficult interface to secure is the one between the chair and the keyboard. This bit of “nerd humor” actually has its basis in fact. Art Gross has written a very informative post titled “Your employees will cause your next HIPAA […]

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Be Prepared for a Data Disaster

I’ve never been a boy scout. Sometimes I wish I had been. I appreciate the fact that preparedness is such a central tenet of the organization. Any good Boy Scout (or wanna-be Boy Scout) should be prepared for a data disaster. What kind of data disaster, you […]

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Six people fired from Cedars-Sinai over patient privacy breach

According to the LA Times, five workers and a student research assistant were fired in the wake of a patient privacy breach affecting the patient medical records of 14 patients. According to a statement released by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the 14 patient records were “inappropriately accessed” between […]

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WellPoint Fined $1.7M For ePHI Disclosure

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week that the managed care company WellPoint, Inc. had agreed to pay a fine of $1.7 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy and security rules. […]

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Idaho State University fined $400,000 for skipping HIPAA Security Risk Analysis

Skipped HIPAA Security Risk Analysis costs ISU $400,000 IT consultants and Managed IT service providers have been warning their clients that the HIPAA Security Risk Analysis is a very necessary component in their efforts to comply with the HIPAA rule. Some of our medical clients and prospects […]

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HHS announces first HIPAA breach settlement involving less than 500 patients

Hospice of North Idaho settles HIPAA security case for $50,000 The Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) $50,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule.

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“Terrific Employee” loses job over USB Memory Stick HIPAA breach

The woman faulted for the latest HIPAA breach of Utah Medicaid data, an account manager for Goold Data Systems, is no longer employed at Goold. “She was a terrific employee who made a mistake, a pharmacist who oversees the entire Utah account,” said Jim Clair, CEO of […]

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“Terrific Employee” loses job over USB Memory Stick breach

The woman faulted for the latest breach of Utah Medicaid data, an account manager for Goold Data Systems, is no longer employed at Goold. “She was a terrific employee who made a mistake, a pharmacist who oversees the entire Utah account,” said Jim Clair, CEO of the […]

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MA medical billing practice faces Hipaa penalties

Former owners of a Marblehead-based medical billing practice and four pathology groups have agreed to collectively pay $140,000, settling allegations that sensitive medical records and confidential billing information for tens of thousands of Massachusetts patients were improperly disposed of at a public dump, Attorney General Martha Coakley […]

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