PHI Breach

Not known Facts About HIPAA Violation | 9/15/2020

… forms can be attributed to the theft of physical data – forty nine percent. When transportable devices are unencrypted or not adequately secured by passwords, pins and other protection procedures, the potential risk of a PHI breach raises noticeably.45 A covered entity may perhaps problem the provision of health care only to make shielded wellbeing data for disclosure to some 3rd party on the individual offering authorization to disclose the …

HIPAA Breach Report for June 2020 | Wordpress.com | 6/16/2020

… HIPAA Breaches Ranked by People Affected Top Three Breach Types Email breaches ranked first with 417,051 people’s protected health information (PHI) being affected. Network Server breaches came in second with 33,150 people having their PHI breached. Laptop breaches came in third with 13,146 people having their PHI breached. HIPAA Breaches Ranked by Occurrence The Most Common Email took the top spot again as the most common breach type in this …

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MU Health Care reports PHI breach due to affiliated students’ email accounts | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/12/2020

Print Email MU Health Care in Columbia, Mo., is notifying patients of a data breach that occurred in September 2019. The health system realized on Sept. 21, 2019, that an unauthorized individual gained access to select email accounts of University of Missouri students who were affiliated with MU Health Care. The students created email accounts with a third party unrelated to the health system or university but used the same …

HIPAA Compliance: Quest Pays $195K to Settle Class Action for HIV Data Breach | 1/27/2020

HIPAA Compliance: Quest Pays $195K to Settle Class Action for HIV Data Breach January 27, 2020 Government fines, public embarrassment, loss of provider and patient trust. As if these consequences weren’t scary enough, massive PHI breaches can expose your lab to a new kind of risk: class action lawsuits whose personal information was compromised. Exhibit A is the recent case against Quest Diagnostics. The Quest Class Action The case began …

‘Refusal to properly report’ data breach spurs $2.175M fine for Sentara Hospitals | Healthcare Dive | 12/2/2019

… 2017 had inadvertently merged 577 patient billing statements into the mailing labels of more than 16,300 other people, leading to a breach of PHI. However, Sentara officials had insisted that only eight cases of PHI breaches occurred because the other incidents did not include patient diagnoses, treatment or other medical information. The HHS office said that not only was that assessment incorrect, the hospital operator had “persisted in its refusal …

HIPAA Compliance: Quest Pays $195K to Settle Class Action for HIV Data Breach | 11/28/2019

HIPAA Compliance: Quest Pays $195K to Settle Class Action for HIV Data Breach November 28, 2019 Government fines, public embarrassment, loss of provider and patient trust. As if these consequences weren’t scary enough, massive PHI breaches can expose your lab to a new kind of risk: class action lawsuits whose personal information was compromised. Exhibit A is the recent case against Quest Diagnostics. The Quest Class Action The case began …

Quest Shells Out $195K to Settle Massive HIV Data Breach Class Action | 11/14/2019

Quest Shells Out $195K to Settle Massive HIV Data Breach Class Action November 14, 2019 Government fines, public embarrassment, loss of provider and patient trust. As if these consequences weren’t scary enough, massive PHI breaches can expose your lab to a new kind of risk: class action lawsuits by those whose personal information was compromised. Exhibit A is the recent case against Quest Diagnostics. The case began in November 2016 …

A 5-Step Dive into HIPAA Compliance for Email and Text | 11/7/2019

… for the enforcement of all the Administrative Simplification Rules. HHS Breach Notification Rule Under certain circumstances, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Breach Notification Rule requires covered entities and business associates to report all PHI breaches to HHS and the impacted individuals. HHS enacted a final Omnibus rule that implements a number of provisions of the HITECH Act to strengthen the privacy and security protections for PHI established under HIPAA …

Risk Analysis: What is it and Where Does it Fit in a HIPAA Audit? | 8/28/2019

… VS Risk assessment First, let’s talk about risk analysis. Risk analysis the first step you take to set up and maintain security policies. In contrast, a risk assessment will help you determine if a PHI breach falls within guidelines to be reported. These two things go hand in hand, but the confusion that comes with what they mean individually is what sets many organizations up to fail. The good news …

Industry Voices—3 lessons learned from a HIPAA audit | FierceHealthcare | 6/5/2019

… of experience in healthcare. She currently serves as the manager of healthcare services at CompliancePoint. During her time as a compliance and privacy director for several healthcare providers, she has led numerous investigations into PHI breaches and responded to outside investigations by the OCR, Office of Inspector General and other regulatory agencies. Read more on …

Industry Voices—3 lessons learned from a HIPAA audit | FierceHealthcare | 6/4/2019

… of experience in healthcare. She currently serves as the manager of healthcare services at CompliancePoint. During her time as a compliance and privacy director for several healthcare providers, she has led numerous investigations into PHI breaches and responded to outside investigations by the OCR, Office of Inspector General and other regulatory agencies. Read more on …

Five months after disclosing a patient PHI breach involving employee email accounts, Metrocare discloses a second, identical, breach? | 4/17/2019

Transparency Reports Home » Breach Incidents » Health Data » Five months after disclosing a patient PHI breach involving employee email accounts, Metrocare discloses a second, identical, breach? Posted by Dissent at 5:13 pm Breach Incidents , Health Data Apr 16 2019 On April 5, Metrocare Services in Texas notified HHS that it was notifying 5,290 clients of a breach. A notice on their web site explains: On February 6, 2019, we learned an …

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‘Refusal to properly report’ data breach spurs $2.175M fine for Sentara Hospitals | Healthcare Dive | 12/2/2019

Healthcare at the time of the breach. Sentara Hospitals agreed to a corrective action plan including new HIPAA-related training materials for employees. It also agreed to keep OCR briefed on the progress of the … However, Sentara officials had insisted that only eight cases of PHI breaches occurred because the other incidents did not include patient diagnoses, treatment or other medical information. The HHS office said that not only was …

HIPAA Compliance: Quest Pays $195K to Settle Class Action for HIV Data Breach | 11/28/2019

HIPAA Compliance: Quest Pays $195K to Settle Class Action for HIV Data Breach November 28, 2019 Government fines, public embarrassment, loss of provider and patient trust. As if these consequences weren’t scary enough, massive PHI breaches can expose your lab to a new kind of risk: class action lawsuits whose personal information was compromised. Exhibit A is the recent case against Quest Diagnostics. The Quest Class Action The case began …