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Audit Controls Underlined in $5.5M OCR HIPAA Settlement

February 17, 2017 - UPDATE: Memorial Healthcare System sent comments to HealthITSecurity.com on February 17.  Florida-based Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) recently agreed to a $5.5 million OCR HIPAA settlement, stemming from incidents that were reported in 2012. OCR stated that a lack of audit controls was a major factor in the determined settlement. A PHI data breach was first reported to OCR on...


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Audit Controls Underlined in $5.5M OCR HIPAA Settlement

by Elizabeth Snell

UPDATE: Memorial Healthcare System sent comments to HealthITSecurity.com on February 17.  Florida-based Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) recently agreed to a $5.5 million OCR HIPAA settlement, stemming from incidents that were reported...

Focusing on Audit Controls to Maintain PHI Security

by Elizabeth Snell

Reviewing and securing audit trails, while also ensuring the proper tools to collect, monitor, and review those audit trails are in place are key audit control considerations for covered entities and business associates, according to the Office...

Pharmaceutical Leaders Sentenced for HIPAA Violations, Fraud

by Elizabeth Snell

Three former district managers of a pharmaceutical firm have been sentenced for their connection in committing HIPAA violations and healthcare fraud, according to a release from the District of Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO)....

FDA Drafts Health Data Sharing Guidance for Medical Devices

by Jacqueline Belliveau

According to recent draft guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), medical device manufacturers can look to new health data sharing guidelines to help relieve previous patient privacy concerns. “Although not generally required...

Most 2016 Healthcare Data Breaches From Unauthorized Access

by Elizabeth Snell

Last year is often referred to as the “Year of the Hack” for healthcare, with the majority of healthcare data breaches being caused by third-party cyber attacks. The top three incidents alone combined to potentially affect nearly...

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