Category Archives: HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy and Security Act

HHS Announces HIPAA Resolution With Idaho Hospice Under Security Rule

A small nonprofit hospice organization in Idaho has agreed to pay $50,000 to the Department of Health and Human Services to settle allegations of federal data security rule violations over the loss of a laptop containing the personal health information of 441 patients

via HHS Announces HIPAA Resolution With Idaho Hospice Under Security Rule | Bloomberg BNA.

HITECH Act Breached Individuals Skyrocket in Latest OCR Web Site Posting

OCR reported a total of 364 such breaches, up from 345 in its previous post in October.  The 364 breaches have impacted 18,190,451 persons in breaches reported by covered entities from September 22, 2009—the day prior to the effective date of the Breach Notification Rule—to September 14, 2011

via HIPAA.com – HITECH Act Breached Individuals Skyrocket in Latest OCR Web Site Posting.

Learn how to construct a bar graph and violate HIPAA at the same time

The spreadsheet ended up on a website called Student of Fortune, which allows students to hire people to help them with their homework. It was first posted to the site on Sept. 9, 2010, as an attachment to a question about how to construct a bar graph

via Breach of info for 20K patients at Stanford underscores gaps in business associate security – FierceHealthIT.