Failure to notify patients of privacy breach: Illinois hospital settles for $475k

Failure to notify patients of privacy breach: Illinois hospital settles for $475k

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, settled with a healthcare system for its untimely reporting of a breach of its unsecured, private health information. Presence Health has agreed to pay $475,000 and implement a corrective action...

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How Small Practices Can Avoid HIPAA Audits or Penalties

How Small Practices Can Avoid HIPAA Audits or Penalties

HIPAA has two general components: privacy and security.  Most of our clients do a great job with patient privacy: they know not to discuss PHI, and they are generally committed to ensuring that their patients’ information remains private.  However, HIPAA does not always place substance above form – and for good reason, if the breach examples provided above are any...

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