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Web Exclusive: HHS Issues Civil Money Penalty for Privacy Rule Violations
The Office for Civil Rights has issued its first civil money penalty to a covered entity for violations of the HIPAA...
Nurse accuses hospital employees of posting Facebook photos of sedated patients
A former nurse is seeking more than $15 million from a Tyler hospital alleging she was fired after complaining about...
Key healthcare provisions take effect as GOP moves into House
Key parts of the new healthcare law will go into effect on Jan. 1, just before a Republican-controlled House returns...
Health Net Settles CT Data Breach Case for $375K
The Connecticut Insurance Commission announced this week that it reached a settlement with Health Net in which the...
Web Exclusive: HIPAA, HITECH Final Rules Expected by Early 2011
The final rules governing healthcare privacy, security, and data breach notification could be published by year end...
Web Exclusive: HIPAA Violations: UPMC Employee Criminally Indicted
A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh has indicted a former employee at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for...
Web Exclusive: Hospitals Move to Tighten Data Security
Snooping on patient data by hospital employees keeps making headlines. Some facilities are using honeypots--fictitious...
Tighter medical privacy rules sought
The Obama administration is rewriting new rules on medical privacy after an outpouring of criticism from consumer...
The New IT Landscape For Health Insurers
Periodically, a dramatic change in an industry enables chief information officers to step up and play a decisive role...
MA patients' files left at public dump
Four Massachusetts community hospitals are investigating how thousands of patient health records, some containing...