HIPAA Updates

HIPAA Breach at Briggs and Stratton Reported

A HIPAA Breach has been reported at lawnmower engine manufacturer Briggs Stratton which may have affected 12,789 of its employees and potentially resulted in the exposure of names, addresses, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]