Prosecutors in Texas have taken the rare move of pursuing criminal charges against an individual for alleged HIPAA violations. The case is a reminder that health workers can face prison time and hefty monetary fines for wrongful disclosures of PHI.
It's hurricane season, but natural and man-made disasters can happen anytime. Unfortunately, healthcare organizations are often unprepared for how to rebound so their data operations continue to run smoothly and securely in the wake of a crisis.
As the HHS Office for Civil Rights prepares for a change in its top leadership, information security leaders are watching to see whether the strategies of the HIPAA enforcement agency might shift as well.
Sorting through the privacy issues involved when giving patients access to their healthcare records via a Web portal is a challenging task, says federal adviser Micky Tripathi, who outlines some of the key issues involved.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Easy Solutions partners with Q2 to provide virtual banking solutions, while Lockheed Martin releases a new version of the Industrial Defender Automation Systems Manager.
HIPAA settlements with large financial penalties grab headlines, but the majority of regulatory actions tied to breaches and other HIPAA complaints call for no such penalties. And most complaints are dismissed. Find out why.
Taking steps to ensure patient privacy is protected as more records are exchanged among provider organizations will be a top challenge for ONC's next chief privacy officer, says the office's outgoing privacy chief, Joy Pritts.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Verizon offers Smart Credential, a new service to help businesses manage risk by using a single credential in both the physical and virtual worlds, while Corero announces SecureWatch Analytics.