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April 2016

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From Report on Patient Privacy - Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Phase II of the long-promised compliance audits by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has begun. As RPP was going to press, OCR posted the new protocol that officials will use with HIPAA covered entities (CEs) and their business associates (BAs). OCR officials have been saying that the audits would be resumed for the past several years (RPP 11/15, p. 1). No exact number of audits has been disclosed. Read more

Just days after a worker admitted to losing an unencrypted laptop in… Read more

Hospitals, physicians and other HIPAA covered entities (CEs) are increasingly nervous about… Read more

By her own admission, Tammy Van Kooten “didn’t have much of a… Read more

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April 27, 2016
Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Create Separate CISO Office Within HHS

Reps. Billy Long (R-Mo.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) introduced a bipartisan bill to elevate the chief information security officer within HHS in an effort to boost health care cybersecurity.

April 22, 2016
FTC Debuts Tool for mHealth Developers Seeking to ID Which Federal Laws Apply to Them

The FTC released an interactive tool for ‪‎mobile health developers to identify if ‪‎HIPAA‬ and other laws apply.

April 21, 2016
ABC TV Crew Costs N.Y. Presbyterian $2.2M in HIPAA Settlement

OCR secured a $2.2 million settlement from New York Presbyterian Hospital for the unauthorized filming of a dying patient in the ABC television show NY Med.

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