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January 29, 2019

Twelve state attorneys general have brought suit against two medical Information Technology companies. The suits allege that Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. and its subsidiary, NoMoreClipboard LLC, had poor security practices that led to medical data breaches, imp...

January 22, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights fined Pagosa Springs Medical Center $111,400, for failing to terminate a former employee’s access to electronic protected health information, after the employment ended, according to HealthITSecurity.

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January 17, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced that Pagosa Spring Medical Center (“PSMC”), a Colorado hospital, agreed to pay $111,400 to settle allegations related to HIPAA violations stemming from the hospital’s failure to...

January 14, 2019

The Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently entered into a Resolution Agreement with a Florida physicians’ group after investigating an alleged HIPAA breach at the hand of a third-party billing service, as reported by Lexology.

Through its inv...

January 10, 2019

A ransomware attack on the Podiatric Offices of Bobby Yee corrupted and possibly altered the medical records of 24,000 patients, according to a recent notification.

Typically, ransomware merely encrypts the data on the infected computers, workstations or servers, along...

January 7, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) for public input on modification of the Privacy and Security Rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPA...

January 2, 2019

Elizabethtown Community Hospital, part of the University of Vermont Health Network, notified about 32,000 patients that their personal health information was breached during an email hack, as reported by HealthITSecurity.

On October 18, 2018, hospital officials discover...

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