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    HIPAA Omnibus: Compliance Struggles

    Security Expert Tom Walsh Identifies the Pain Points By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    HIPAA Omnibus: Compliance Struggles

    Although it's been about 18 months since the HIPAA Omnibus Rule went into effect, many healthcare organizations are still struggling to comply with certain provisions, says security expert Tom Walsh.

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    HIPAA Compliance Audits Remain on Hold

    OCR Official Describes New Guidance in the Works By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    HIPAA Compliance Audits Remain on Hold

    After a three-year delay, federal regulators remain tight-lipped about when the next round of HIPAA compliance audits will begin. But a variety of HIPAA-related guidance is in the works, a government official reveals at the HIMSS15 conference.

  • Interview

    Could Big HIPAA Settlements Be Coming?

    Privacy Attorney Adam Greene on Enforcement Trends By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Could Big HIPAA Settlements Be Coming?

    Federal regulators will likely announce a number of eye-popping financial settlements for HIPAA violations later this year as a result of breach investigations, predicts privacy attorney Adam Greene.

  • Interview

    ONC's Privacy Officer: The Latest Tips

    Lucia Savage Describes New Guide, Outlines Key Challenges By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    ONC's Privacy Officer: The Latest Tips

    Lucia Savage, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, describes an updated privacy and security guide for physician practices and discusses a variety of other cybersecurity issues in an interview at HIMSS15.

  • Article

    Former Therapist Charged in HIPAA Case

    Faces Charges Tied to Inappropriate Access to Records By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Former Therapist Charged in HIPAA Case

    A former respiratory therapist at an Ohio hospital has been indicted for HIPAA violations in connection with alleged inappropriate access to the records of nearly 600 patients. Such criminal cases remain relatively rare.

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