The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires all federally covered healthcare entities and associates to follow strict guidelines on the release of protected health information to law enforcement personnel and agencies. In some cases, a subpoena is required while other permissions are based on a patient's actions or statements. In the end, it is up to hospital officials and their business associates to craft patient health data policies that comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule to avoid fines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights.
By Zach Winn · February 21, 2017
The decision represents a rare outcome for HIPAA non-compliance, which is often resolved with a settlement.
By CS Staff · February 02, 2017
The HIPAA settlement is the first to enforce the notification rule.
By CS Staff · January 11, 2017
The data published included the names, addresses and social security numbers of 15,000 people.
By CS Staff · December 29, 2016
Kanye West is the latest celebrity to have his medical record privacy violated at the hospital.
By CS Staff · December 22, 2016
The settlement, which covers cyber security issues experienced by the school, also includes a corrective action plan.
By CS Staff · November 29, 2016
The man was allegedly attempting to steal patient information.
By CS Staff · November 04, 2016
The guidance outlined the responsibilities of cloud service providers that work with HIPAA-covered entities.
By CS Staff · October 24, 2016
The settlement comes after the healthcare system self-reported the potential disclosure of 31,800 people's protected health information.
By CS Staff · October 20, 2016
Mobile devices are being used more frequently by clinical staff members for communication.
By CS Staff · August 25, 2016