Susan J. Freed

Susan J. Freed

Davis Brown Law Firm

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Health Law Blog: County Government Settles Alleged HIPAA Violations

A small county in Washington has agreed to pay $215,000 to settle allegations that it violated HIPAA by failing to secure electronic protected health information. Skagit County maintained protected health information (“PHI”)...more

3/17/2014 - Data Breach Data Protection EHR Governmental Liability Healthcare HIPAA PHI

Covered Entity Fined $150,000 For Stolen Unencrypted Thumb Drive

HHS recently announced that it fined a dermatology practice $150,000 for failing to reasonably safeguard an unencrypted thumb drive and failing to conduct an accurate and thorough risk analysis of electronic PHI....more

1/15/2014 - Covered Entities Encryption Fines HHS HIPAA HITECH

Health Law Blog: HIPAA Update: Don't Forget Your Photocopiers

Affinity Health Plan has agreed to pay more than $1.2 million to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations....more

8/16/2013 - CBS Data Protection HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule Medical Records OCR Privacy Laws

Health Law: Hospice pays $50,000 for Failing to Conduct HIPAA Security Risk Assessment; Inadequate Security Policies

A small non-profit hospice in Idaho agreed to pay $50,000 to settle allegations that it violated the HIPAA security regulations. The allegations stemmed from a report made to HHS by the hospice after a laptop containing...more

2/11/2013 - Data Protection HIPAA Medical Records OCR PHI Risk Assessment

Health Law Blog: Final HIPAA Rules Released

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the long-awaited final rules implementing changes to the HIPAA privacy and security rules enacted in 2009 by the HITECH Act....more

1/18/2013 - Data Breach Data Protection HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH

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