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Colorado hospital failed to terminate former employee’s access to ePHI

Colorado hospital failed to terminate former employee’s access to ePHI

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security rules requires all healthcare covered entities and their business associates to conduct security risk analysis of their IT infrastructure annually and with any change in process or system. As part of HIPAA rules, all covered entities and their business associates are required to have proper procedure in place to terminate any employees.
Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) has agreed to pay $111,400 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to adopt a substantial corrective action plan to settle potential HIPAA violations

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GDPR Compliance Update

The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). GDPR applies to all business in EU countries that works with customers data of EU citizens. The law also addresses the export of personal data outside the

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Florida contractor physicians’ group shares protected health information with unknown vendor without a business associate agreement

December 8,2018 – Advanced Care Hospitalists PL (ACH) has agreed to pay $500,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to adopt a substantial corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability

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Allergy practice pays $125,000 to settle doctor’s disclosure of patient information to a reporter

November 26, 2018-Allergy Associates of Hartford, P.C.(Allergy Associates), has agreed to pay $125,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and

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Security Risk Analysis for 2018 MACRA/MIPA Reporting

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) replaced three quality programs (the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive program, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM) with the Quality Payment Program. This one program will give Medicare physicians and clinicians a chance

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Anthem Pays OCR $16 Million in Record HIPAA Settlement Following Largest U.S. Health Data Breach in History October 15, 2018

            Anthem Pays OCR $16 Million in Record HIPAA Settlement Following Largest U.S. Health Data Breach in History October 15, 2018 Anthem, Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights

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Unauthorized Disclosure of Patients’ Protected Health Information

Unauthorized Disclosure of Patients’ Protected Health Information During “Boston Med” Filming Results in Multiple HIPAA Settlements Totaling $999,000 September 20, 2018 Today, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it has reached separate settlements with Boston Medical Center (BMC), Brigham

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MIPS Security Risk Analysis

The primary purpose of security risk analysis for Meaningful Use/MIPS is to identify key technical vulnerabilities in the electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) and EHR systems environments.  In order to implement appropriate technical controls, eligible professionals and hospitals need to conduct a security risk analysis in accordance

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Python/Django Developer

EHR 2.0 is looking for a dynamic web application and software developer in Python and Django development environment. Candidates will be responsible for the following: – Working on existing projects written in Python and Django Applicants must meet the following qualifications: – Strong hands-on experience with Python

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My learning at TiE Inflect 2018, the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs

The purpose of this post is to share with my fellow entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs a great organization called “TiE,” along with a valuable opportunity to attend their global conference that takes place every year in the heart of Silicon Valley. Originally named “The Indus Entrepreneurs,” their name

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