Category Archives: Breach

Physical Therapy Provider Settles with OCR for $25,000 in PHI Breach

On February 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced it had reached a settlement with Complete P.T., Pool & Land Physical Therapy, Inc. (CPT) after the organization exposed the protected health information (PHI) of a number of its patients. CPT, a California-based physical therapy practice,… Read More »

Don’t Forget: February 29 Deadline for Reporting 2015 HIPAA Breaches Approaches

The deadline for reporting small breaches to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is quickly approaching. By February 29th, all Covered Entities (CEs) that have had breaches in unsecured protected health information (PHI) that affected 500 individuals or more during 2015 must submit their annual reports if they haven’t done so already. In… Read More »

Preparing for the upcoming 2016 HIPAA audits: Lessons and examples from past breaches and fines

With 2016 audits looming in the headlines there is no doubt you should be prepared for the long overdue, stricter audits. Past violations will be analyzed: causes of the incidents, gaps, and remediation. Learn from experts about how to stay out of the headlines, avoid penalties and protect your reputation.   Thursday, January 28th from… Read More »

What message does a $4.5 million fine and prison time send about HITECH and Meaningful Use?

Recently, the former CFO of the Shelby Regional Medical Center, Joe White, has been sentenced to 23 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $4.5 million in restitution. White oversaw the hospital’s implementation of electronic health records (EHR) and was responsible for Meaningful Use attestation to obtain incentive payments. He pleaded guilty to making… Read More »

Webinar: How Insurance can aid in data breach response

How Insurance can aid in data breach response: Tuesday, March 11th from 2:00 – 3:00 EST A Privacy Professional’s Expert Viewpoint – Benefits & Pitfalls  Gain an understanding of  how the proper Cyber & Privacy Risk (CPR™) insurance can aide in funding potential data breach response expenses including notification costs, defense costs for regulatory actions, state… Read More »