HIPAA Updates

HIPAA HPID Use Opposed American Hospital Association

This week, the Vice President and Deputy Director of the American Hospital Association (AHA) sent a correspondence to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMMS) revealing concern over the implementation of Health Plan Identification numbers (HPIDs) […]


23rd National HIPAA Summit Next Week

Government department heads and industry leaders will be attending the 23rd National HIPAA Summit to give updates on the work that has been completed in the last year and to provide information on new legislation […]

HIPAA Updates

Aventura Hospital Damages Lawsuit Filed

The Aventura HIPAA breach, discovered in June 2014, has lead to a lawsuit being filed by a patient of the hospital, according to a Courthouse News Service report. The lawsuit was taken by Aventura patient, Kellie Lynn Case, […]

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Case Against Advocate Health Dismissed

An Illinois a class action lawsuit that arose from the Massive HIPAA breach affecting the healthcare provider last August has been thrown out by circuit court in Kane County. The incident possibly exposed the data […]

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Home Diabetes Test Causes Data Issue

On 26th September, Lori Stein attended Cotton-O’Neil Diabetes and Endocrinology Center in Topeka and met with an endocrinologist for an appointment. Lori Stein´s checkup was standard in order to monitor her diabetes, but during her consultation she […]

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Nurses Flock to BYOD Schemes

In a recent report from Spyglass Consulting, it is not just doctors who are signing up to medical BYOD schemes; nurses too are now registering and 69% of those polled said they bring their own […]

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Idaho State University Hit with Breach Penalty

The accidental disclosure of electronic Protected Health Information stored on one of Idaho State University’s servers has led to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has issuing a large fine. The […]

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HIPAA Omnibus Rule in Force From Today

The HIPAA Omnibus Rule comes into today, March 26, and amends existing HIPAA regulations to provide greater security for patient data; extending the reach of HIPAA and changing regulations to bring them in line with […]

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50K Penalty After 441-Patient HIPAA Breach

According to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, healthcare organizations must report data violations involving more than 500 people to the Office of Civil Rights and financial sanctions apply for HIPAA breaches; however […]