HIPAA Updates

U.S. House of Representatives Approves Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act

The U.S. House of Representatives has paased the Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act, aiming to put in place a public-private stakeholder partnership. This partnership will be charged with developing a cybersecurity framework that can […]

Cybersecurity

Dark OverLord Group Attacked SMART Physical Therapy

Hacking group TheDarkOverlord, after an apparent period of inactivity,  has claimed responsibility for another successful attack on a U.S. healthcare supplier. This time the victim was Mass-based SMART Physical Therapy (SMART PT). The announcement of […]

HIPAA Advice

Dropbox and HIPAA Compliance

Dropbox is a widely-used file hosting service operated by many organizations to share files, but what about protected health information? Is the service HIPAA compliant? Dropbox beleives it now supports HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance […]

HIPAA Updates

5,000 Individuals Exposed by Aetna Error

Health insurance provider Aetna, based in Hartford, CT has found that the protected health data of more than 5,000 plan subscriber has been released online and was accessible to the public through search engines. Aetna […]

HIPAA Updates

HHS reviewing OCR’s Wall of Shame

Beginning from 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has been publishing summaries of healthcare data breaches on its website, a list is often referred to as OCR’s ‘Wall of […]

HIPAA Updates

Major Budget Cuts for OCR and ONC

The Trump administration has revealed its 2018 fiscal budget with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) both facing […]

GDPR News

Post Brexit Implications May Complicate GDPR Compliance and Free Movement of Data Between UK and EU Members

The politics surrounding Brexit negotiations may present significant challenges to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance for UK companies as well as the cross-border data flow. In case the United Kingdom ceases to belong […]

HIPAA Updates

$5.5 Million Paid by Memorial Healthcare System

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR), equaling last year’s record HIPAA settlement with Advocate Health, announced that a $5.5 million settlement had been agreed with Florida-based Memorial Healthcare Systems to settle […]

GDPR News

Artificial Intelligence Watchdog Necessary to Increase GDPR Transparency for Automated Decisions

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation offers safeguards for people against the risks that a damaging automated decision is undertaken without the intervention of a human. Computerized decisions relate to decisions made following automatic […]

HIPAA Updates

HIPAA Violations Cost UMass $650K

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) has agreed to a $650,000 settlement with The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) . The settlement resolves HIPAA breaches that contributed to the university […]

HIPAA Updates

Small PHI Breaches by OCR to Increase

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has revealed it will be increasing the amount of investigations of small PHI breaches with immediate effect. violations impacting less than 500 individuals […]

HIPAA Updates

UMMC Settles 2.75 Million Dollar for HIPAA Breach

Following the 2.7 million HIPAA breach settlement with Oregon Health & Science University is news of yet another multi-million-dollar settlement with another university. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights revealed […]

HIPAA Updates

Update for Tennessee Breach Notification Laws

Data violation notification laws in Tennessee have been reviewed to better protect state residents. The new law requires organizations to issue breach notifications to state residents more quickly, while the range of information covered has […]