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Changes in Breach Notification Risk Assessments Under HIPAA

Posted in Data Breach Notification, Data Compliance & Security, HIPAA/HITECH, Privacy Regulation

Reposted from Mintz Levin’s Health Law & Policy Matters blog The American Bar Association Health Law Section’s July 2014 eSource publication includes an article by Dianne Bourque, Kimberly Gold, and Stephanie Willis that provides examples of how risk assessments under the Breach Notification Rule have changed since the HIPAA Omnibus Rule went into effect in September 2013.   The examples analyzed… Continue Reading

HIPAA Audits Begin; Huge Medical Data Theft from California Provider

Posted in Data Breach, Data Breach Notification, HIPAA/HITECH

Our sister blog, Health Law & Policy Matters, includes a detailed discussion (warning?) relating to the commencement of HIPAA audits by the Office of Civil Rights.   That post can be found here, and it and the embedded links should be required reading for anyone involved with protected health information. Yesterday, we learned of a major… Continue Reading

New Texas Electronic Health Record Law Exceeds HIPAA Requirements

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Written by Dianne Bourque Texas covered entities (health care providers, health insurers and clearinghouses) and other entities that use and disclose PHI of Texas residents using electronic health records (EHRs) face new risks and stringent requirements under HB300, a new Texas privacy law.  The new law, which is effective September 1, 2012, is more stringent… Continue Reading

WellPoint Sued by Indiana AG for $300K – UPDATE

Posted in Data Breach, Data Breach Notification, HIPAA/HITECH

(This post is updated to include links to the Indiana Attorney General’s press release and a copy of the complaint) Back on July 1, we blogged in this space about a very large data breach experienced by health insurer WellPoint.  According to WellPoint, over 470,000 individual insurance customers may have been affected by a breach that… Continue Reading