OCR Hones in On Smaller HIPAA Breaches

By | Health Law Advisor | August 22, 2016

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”), the agency tasked with enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), recently announced that it will redouble its efforts to investigate smaller breaches of Protected Health Information (“PHI”) that affect fewer than five-hundred (500) individuals.

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Nine Tips for Avoiding HIPAA Breaches When Responding to Widespread Healthcare Emergencies

By | HIPAA, HITECH & HIT | August 15, 2016
Nine Tips for Avoiding HIPAA Breaches When Responding to Widespread Healthcare Emergencies

The aftermath of the Orlando nightclub tragedy has led to much discussion about ways that healthcare providers can and should deal with compliance with health information privacy requirements in the face of disasters that injure or sicken many individuals in a limited time frame.

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