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HIPAA Failure Results In Penalties: Lack of Compliance the Key

Posted in Articles, HIPAA Enforcement, Uncategorized

Our partner Keith McMurdy posted this analysis of a recent HIPAA settlement involving a physician practice on our Employee Benefits Legal Blog: HIPAA Failure Results In Penalties: Lack of Compliance the Key By Keith R. McMurdy on January 1, 2014Posted in Plan Administration, Welfare Plans Often, when I am discussing HIPAA privacy compliance, I am… Continue Reading

Known Unknowns and Data Losses

Posted in Security Breach Notification

 A New England hospital has reported the disappearance of backup tapes containing ultrasound images and personal data of 14,000 patients. How do you handle a data loss when you don’t have any way of determining where the data went or who may have seen it?  Is it still a “breach” in the technical sense? These questions… Continue Reading