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HIPAA Breach.  Late Report Yields $475,000 Fine.

In early January, 2017, the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (OCR), announced that Presence Health agreed to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule by paying $475,000 and implementing a corrective action plan. The key allegation was that Presence Health was approximately 40 days late in reporting Read More

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Crossing the Infrastructure & HITECH Meaningful Divide. “Patients, Care Givers, and Technology: Partners in Care

Join us in Philadelphia on March 22, 2013 for a Panel on Patient Privacy Including topics such as: • New requirements under HIPAA • Consumer Access • Consent • Data segmentation. • Patient choice • Access Report, Accounting of Disclosures • Expectations of Trust in a HIE • How do we get there • How do Read More

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HIMSS11 – Presentation Schedule and Appearances

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28 1. HIMSS HIT Venture fair and building Your Business Program, Room C307, 8:00a to 5:30p www.himssconference.org/venturefair (note: I will be moderating the event and leading the panel on Entrepreneurs and Getting Started.) 2. Liability and Risk Management for Electronic Health Records, Personal Health Records and Health Information Exchanges. Physician Symposium, Room B405, Read More

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Flipping the Presumption: Any disclosure is a breach unless proven otherwise

The Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Breach Regulations presume that all unauthorized disclosures are breaches. Anyone who discloses information much be able to demonstrate compliance with HHS Security Guidance to establish that no breach occurred. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provisions on health information Read More