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OCR Pursues Impermissible PHI Disclosures After Negative Reviews

June 13, 2023
New Jersey psychiatry practice pays $30,000 to settle complaint about disclosure of protected health information in online review
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OCR Settles Five More HIPAA Patient Right-of-Access Cases

Sept. 17, 2020
Launched last year, initiative created to vigorously enforce rights of patients to receive copies of their medical records promptly and without being overcharged

CARES Act Changes to Federal Substance Use Privacy Law

A summary of the changes to Part 2 under the CARES Act
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AMA Creates Playbook to Help Physicians Share Records With Patients

Feb. 25, 2020
Offers best practices for providing patients with electronic access to medical records

Who’s Using My Data? HIPAA and Allowed Uses

The recently revealed partnership between Google and Ascension has garnered plenty of reaction as it relates to HIPAA and patient privacy. Here’s a breakdown of the law and what...

U of Rochester Medical Center Pays $3M Fine for Device Encryption Failures

Nov. 6, 2019
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has agreed to pay $3 million to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to settle potential HIPAA violations around failures to encrypt...