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Temporal Trends and Characteristics of Reportable Health Data Breaches, 2010-2017

Protections for private patient data and mandatory public reporting of breaches of data confidentiality were established by the 1999 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. Between 2010 and 2013, data breaches involving at least 29.1 million patient records were reported. The ongoing transition to [...]

Temporal Trends and Characteristics of Reportable Health Data Breaches, 2010-2017 2019-03-26T10:04:06+00:00

MA Physician Gets 1-Year Probation for Criminal HIPAA Violation

September 21, 2018 – Rita Luthra, a Springfield, MA-based gynecologist, was sentenced Sept. 19 to one-year probation for a criminal HIPAA violation and obstruction of a criminal healthcare investigation. In April, a jury convicted her of allowing a pharmaceutical sales representative to access patient records and lying to federal investigators. In May, US District Judge Mark G. Mastroianni denied a motion by Luthra’s [...]

MA Physician Gets 1-Year Probation for Criminal HIPAA Violation 2019-03-26T10:04:14+00:00

Can A Patient Sue for A HIPAA Violation?

Can a patient sue for a HIPAA violation? There is no private cause of action in HIPAA, so it is not possible for a patient to sue for a HIPAA violation. Even if HIPAA Rules have clearly been violated by a healthcare provider, and harm has been suffered as a direct result, it is not possible [...]

Can A Patient Sue for A HIPAA Violation? 2019-03-26T10:04:20+00:00

Boston Hospitals Cough Up $1M for ‘Boston Trauma’ HIPAA Violations

September 20, 2018 – OCR announced Sept. 20 that it has fined three Boston-area hospitals close to $1 million for HIPAA violations involving the filming of ABC’s TV series “Save My Life: Boston Trauma.”* OCR reached HIPAA settlements with Boston Medical Center (BMC), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for compromising patients’ PHI when they invited [...]

Boston Hospitals Cough Up $1M for ‘Boston Trauma’ HIPAA Violations 2019-03-26T10:04:31+00:00

UMass Memorial to Pay $230,000 for Healthcare Data Breaches

September 24, 2018 – UMass Memorial healthcare entities have agreed to pay $230,000 to the state of Massachusetts to resolve claims that two separate healthcare data breaches exposed PHI of more than 15,000 state residents. The lawsuit by the Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) alleged that healthcare facilities received complaints about two employees accessing patients PHI to open cell phone and [...]

UMass Memorial to Pay $230,000 for Healthcare Data Breaches 2019-03-26T10:04:37+00:00

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.