Privacy Breach Continued For Four Years

Medical Record Dumping Firm Fined

Physician Pleads Guilty To HIPAA Violations

HIPAA Compliance Is Getting Tougher

Lost Information Leads To $150K Fine

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“This final Omnibus Rule marks the most sweeping changes to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules since they were first implemented,” said HHS Office for Civil Rights Director Leon Rodriguez. “These changes not only greatly enhance a patient’s privacy rights and protections, but also strengthen the ability of my office to vigorously enforce the HIPAA privacy and security protections, regardless of whether the information is being held by a health plan, a health care provider, or one of their business associates.”

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