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Hot first half of March for OCR large breach reports
As of March 1, the OCR had reported 543 patient-information breaches affecting 500 or more individuals, and the number...
CDPH Data Breach Affects 9,000 State Workers
For the second time in just over six months, officials at the California Department of Public Health have acknowledged...
Web Exclusive: CA Investigating Latest Health Net Data Breach
The California Department of Managed Health Care says it is investigating the loss of several servers containing the...
MGH to Pay $1M to Settle 'Potential' HIPAA Violation
Massachusetts General Hospital has agreed to pay $1 million to settle  allegations it violated patient privacy...
Web Exclusive: NY Hospital Data Theft May Affect Records of 1.7 Million
New York City officials have begun notifying 1.7 million patients, staff, contractors, vendors, and others who were...
Web Exclusive: Iowa hospital to fire 3 over patients' records breach
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will fire three employees and suspend two others after an investigation...
MA hospital files with data of 800,000 are missing
Computer files from South Shore Hospital that contain personal information for about 800,000 people may have been lost...
CVS Works on Patient Privacy Improvements Following Fine
CVS Caremark Corp., parent company of the national's largest pharmacy chain, has implemented a chain-wide shredding...
State Prescription Monitoring System Protects Against Hackers
In light of the alleged hacking into a Virginia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, one state is tweaking its Web...
Privacy: Where Are We Headed?
Let it be said that I am no big fan of legislating healthcare privacy. But I understand that the burdens of legalese...

Continuing Education: HIPAA Privacy and Security
Continuing Education: HIPAA Privacy and Security
Continuing Education: HIPAA Privacy and Security
Continuing Education: HIPAA Privacy and Security