Provider pays $5.5 million in HIPAA settlement – McKnight's Long Term Care News

20. February 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
McKnight’s Long Term Care News Provider pays $5.5 million in HIPAA settlementMcKnight’s Long Term Care News“Although it had workforce access policies and procedures in place, MHS failed to implement procedures with respect to reviewing, modifying and/or terminating users’ right of access, as required by the HIPAA Rules,” the agency said in its release. MHS …$5.5 ...

Memorial Hospital pays $5.5M in settlement over potential HIPAA violations – Sun Sentinel

17. February 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
Sun Sentinel Memorial Hospital pays $5.5M in settlement over potential HIPAA violationsSun SentinelMemorial Healthcare Systems has agreed to pay a $5.5 million settlement to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over potential HIPAA violations. The security breach was discovered when Memorial launched an internal investigation in 2012 …Memorial Healthcare System pays $5.5 million to ...

$5.5 million HIPAA settlement shines light on the importance of audit controls

17. February 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) has paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $5.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules and agreed to implement a robust corrective action plan. MHS is a nonprofit corporation which operates six hospitals, an ...

Lack of timely action risks security and costs money

02. February 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has announced a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) civil money penalty against Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (Children’s) based on its impermissible disclosure of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI) and non-compliance over many years with multiple standards ...

HIPAA settlement demonstrates importance of implementing safeguards for ePHI

19. January 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has announced a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) settlement based on the impermissible disclosure of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI).  MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico (MAPFRE) has agreed to settle potential noncompliance with the HIPAA ...

ONC announces winners of consumer and provider app challenges to improve health information access and use

13. January 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Apps highlight the use of promising new tools and standards Today, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the Phase 2 winners for the Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge and the Provider User Experience Challenge.  ONC designed these challenges to spur the development of ...

First HIPAA enforcement action for lack of timely breach notification settles for $475,000

10. January 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has announced the first Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) settlement based on the untimely reporting of a breach of unsecured protected health information (PHI).  Presence Health has agreed to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule by paying ...

New Analysis: Uninsured rate for Americans with pre-existing conditions dropped sharply when major Affordable Care Act reforms were first implemented

06. January 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Without ACA protections, more than half of non-elderly Americans could face discrimination in health care Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, millions of Americans no longer face coverage denials, higher costs, or coverage carve outs because of their medical histories. A new analysis from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides ...

HHS selects eight states for new demonstration program to improve access to high quality behavioral health services

22. December 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced the selection of eight states for participation in a two-year Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration program designed to improve behavioral health services in their communities. This demonstration is part of a comprehensive effort to integrate behavioral health with physical health care, increase consistent ...