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Confronting HIPAA & HITECH Vulnerabilities in Health Data Registries
Feb. 27, 2014
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HIPAA/HITECH Compliance & FDA's Mobile Medical Apps Guidance
Oct. 30, 2013
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Don't Act Rashly in Punishing Security Violations!
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41 Breaches Affect 169,013,996 Patients
Approximately 169,013,996 people have been affected by 1,737 HITECH Act breaches through Nov. 17, according to a HIP/SA analysis of data released by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
The latest statistics indicated that:
- Breaches of network servers continue to affect the majority of patients;
- The most common target of breaches has been laptops; and
- Breaches of desktops were the second leading source of compromised patient data.
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OCR to No Longer Investigate Every Patient Complaint
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) said it will no longer investigate every HIPAA compliant lodged by patients. In an Oct. 13 email, OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels said that most complaints OCR receives do not actually allege violations of HIPAA and the agency has to husband resources.
Meanwhile, OCR received 141,754 as of Sept. 30, indicating that it received 1,888 complaints in September compared to 2,094 in August and 1,786 in July, according to the latest analysis by HIP/SA.
Of the 35,600 complaints, which fell within OCR's jurisdiction, 24,591 required corrective actions by Covered Entities. That suggested that 77 organizations had to make changes in their compliance programs in September, compared to 93 in August and 45 in July
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The Effects of the Supreme Court Rulings on Same-Sex Marriage on Patient Rights, and HIPAA and HITECH Compliance Aug. 13, 2013
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Understanding & Deploying OCR's New Data De-Identification Guidance
Jan. 17, 2013
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