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Physicians Data Breach

Health Company Fined by UK’s Information Commissioner Office

by Hogan Lovells on

Last week, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published a monetary penalty notice which fined a private healthcare company, HCA International, £200,000 for its failure to keep sensitive data secure....more

2016 Health Care Year in Review

by Burr & Forman on

Since I began writing this year-end review in 2013, there have been some common themes – a shift to pay for quality and away from fee-for service, much of which has been brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA): efforts...more

Recent Enforcement Shows the Importance of Encrypting Mobile Devices Containing Protected Health Information

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

With headlines every day announcing another release of Protected Health Information (PHI), providers are asking themselves – is there a way to protect against these breaches? Beyond improving the security of large...more

Physician Group to Pay $750,000 to Settle a HIPAA Violation

by Cozen O'Connor on

In August 2012, a Physician Group—comprising of nearly 20 physicians—reported its HIPAA breach to HHS, which resulted from a laptop bag containing the employee’s laptop and a computer server backup being stolen from an...more

Physician Group Practice Pays $750,000 for Breach of Unsecured Electronic Protected Health Information on Electronic Device

Cancer Care Group, P.C. (“CCG”), a radiation oncology physician group practice in Indiana, agreed to pay $750,000 for a breach of unsecured electronic protected health information (“ePHI”). CCG will also implement a...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. House District 19 Special Election - On November 3, 2015 the citizens of Sanford can take...more

JAMA Releases Study Analyzing Scope and Characteristics of Recent Data Breaches

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Reports of security breaches involving health care information have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, and such breaches seem to be continually growing in scope and magnitude. In the April 14, 2015, issue of JAMA,...more

Health Care E-Note - September 2014

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - Doctors, Insurers Critical of Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - Health Spending Expected to Increase Modestly Over Next Decade - U.S. Hospitals Have Highest Administrative Costs...more

HIPAA Violation Results in $4.8 Million Settlement: An IT Perspective

by Dickinson Wright on

In today’s healthcare industry, information technology (“IT”) systems play an ever-expanding role in the success of a medical practice. Medical practitioners consistently juggle e-billing and electronic medical records...more

California Court Limits Liability for Loss of Certain Patient Information under CMIA

California appellate courts are clarifying potential liability under California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, Cal. Civ. Code § 56 et seq. (“CMIA”) of health care providers, health plans, pharmaceutical...more

A New Year’s Resolution (And Corrective Action Plan) From OCR: Physician Practice Cited For HIPAA Violations

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is closing out 2013 with a reminder of the importance of an effective HIPAA compliance program. On December 26, 2013, OCR announced a resolution agreement with a Massachusetts physician...more

Medical practice agrees to payment due to HIPAA data breach

by Saul Ewing LLP on

One day after Christmas, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced that a Massachusetts-based dermatology practice (Practice) agreed to a $150,000 payment and entered into a...more

Health Care Insights - Winter 2013

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

In This Winter 2013 Issue: Risk of Wrongful Data Bank Report; Physician Burnout is High; New Connecticut Medical Examining Board Members; Must Providers Comply With Flu Shot “Rule”? "Small” Fine For Small HIPAA Data...more

Health Care E-Note - December 2012

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - Health Care Data Breaches Becoming Major Concern - Hospitals, Doctors Giving Patients Access Through Web Portals - Number of Concierge Doctors Increases 30 Percent in 2012 - Hospitals Battle for...more

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