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November 5, 2019

A U.S district court judge in New Jersey has tentatively approved a $195,000 settlement with Quest Diagnostics, which would resolve a class-action lawsuit filed after a 2016 cyberattack on the vendor breached the personal and medical data of 34,000 patients. Quest join...

October 25, 2019

Miami-based Jackson Health System (JHS) paid the Office for Civil Rights a civil monetary penalty of $2.15 million for multiple HIPAA violations between 2013 and 2016, the agency announced today. Describing Jackson Health’s HIPAA compliance program as in ‘disarray,’ OC...

September 11, 2019

 

Kaseya®, the leading provider of complete IT infrastructure management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and internal IT organizations, today announced a $10 million investment in its compliance business unit, as reported by Yahoo Finance. The division fo...

August 29, 2019

When it comes to protecting medical information, the government doesn’t give room for excuses. Armed with HIPAA regulations, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has settled millions of dollars against violators.

Th...

August 19, 2019

The Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Health and Human Services (OCR) recently announced a $3 Million settlement with a diagnostic medical imaging company related to potential violations of the HIPAA Security and Breach Notification Rules. This settlement...

August 16, 2019

According to a recent study by medRxiv, while efforts to digitize medical records and let patients access information through their phone or a patient portal are ongoing, more than half of providers sampled in a recent study failed to comply with the HIPAA right of acc...

August 5, 2019

A Kansas-based hospital has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid for incentive payments for meaningfully using electronic health records, according to the Department of Justice.

The lawsuit, as reported by ...

July 16, 2019

The cost of ransomware attacks across all sectors exponentially increased during the second quarter of 2019, with ransom payments rising 184 percent to $36,295 from $12,762 during the second quarter, according to a Coveware analysis.

Coveware’s Q2 Ransomware Marketplace...

July 15, 2019

A hacker gained access to an emailed discussion about upstate NY patients who missed a health screening, leading to a massive breach-of-data warning.

About 25,000 patients were on a “gap in care” spreadsheet, identified in a variety of ways. Some were named with their b...

July 11, 2019

It is a brand-new world when it comes to data privacy and security. New regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have joined PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and more than 25,000 other cybersecurity regulations passed...

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