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Lessons Gleaned From Recent HIPAA Settlements: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: How Recent OCR Enforcement Impacts Your Transaction Diligence

Posted in Health Information

HIPAA enforcement has been on the rise during the last several years, and the dollar impact of those settlements has continued to grow significantly. The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced a record number … Continue Reading

The Cloud Grounded: Cloud Hosts Are Business Associates Under HIPAA Security Rule

Posted in Data Security, Health Information, Other

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued long-anticipated guidance to help covered entities and their business associates — including cloud service providers (CSPs) — comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) … Continue Reading