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Shasta Regional Medical Center Settles HIPAA Security Case for $275,000

Shasta Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has agreed to a comprehensive corrective action plan to settle an investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) about potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and will pay a $275,000 monetary […]

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Idaho State University (ISU) has agreed to pay $400,000 to HHS

Idaho State University (ISU) has agreed to pay $400,000 to the U.S. Department of Health Human Services (HHS) for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule. This settlement involves the breach of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI) of 17,500 […]

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HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule is Here …

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a new rule to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The final omnibus rule greatly enhances a patient’s privacy protections, provides […]

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Former Owners of Medical Billing Practice, Pathology Groups Agree to Pay $140,000 to Settle Claims that Patients’ Health Information was Disposed of at Georgetown Dump

Defendants Agree to Take Additional Steps to Prevent Future Data Security Violations Former owners of a Marblehead-based medical billing practice and four pathology groups have agreed to collectively pay $140,000, settling allegations that sensitive medical records and confidential billing information for tens of thousands of Massachusetts patients […]

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HHS announces first HIPAA breach settlement involving less than 500 patients

The Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) $50,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule.  This is the first settlement involving a breach of unprotected […]

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Protected: Top EHR Security Best Practices

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Massachusetts provider settles HIPAA case for $1.5 million

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc. (collectively referred to as “MEEI”) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) $1.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 […]

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Healthcare security learning game

ONC’s Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) announces the release of its first Web-based security training module, CyberSecure: Your Medical Practice. The security training module uses a game format that requires users to respond to privacy and security challenges often faced in a typical small medical […]

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Meaningful Use Stage 2: Security Considerations

Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria beginning in 2014 has included several explicit and implicit security requirements which must be met by eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to qualify for incentive payments. Recommendations on Stage 2 criteria from the Health IT Policy Committee […]

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EHR 2.0 to participate in Health IT Fair on October 5th, 2012

As part of our ongoing commitment to the new graduates,  EHR 2.0 is proud to be part of the ecosystem that develops, nurtures and provides opportunities for future health IT professionals. EHR 2.0 strongly believes in providing opportunities for students graduating from new health IT program.  EHR 2.0 announces participation in the […]

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