62,000 employees and former employees of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UMPC) who had been notified that their names, birth dates, addresses, social security numbers, tax information, salaries and bank account information were stolen from UPMC’s computer system. The plaintiffs argued that UPMC had a duty to use reasonable care to protect their … more »
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) just announced that Deven McGraw will be the Deputy Director of Health Information Privacy, effective June 29, 2015. In her new position, Ms. McGraw will lead OCR’s HIPAA policy, enforcement and outreach efforts and OCR’s efforts on Presidential and Departmental priorities on … more »
On Jan. 20, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit dismissed LabMD’s challenge to the current Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement action regarding an alleged healthcare privacy breach.
On April 16, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance on whether the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules apply to workplace wellness programs.
On Jan. 5, 2015, a Marion County Court entered a Consent Judgment between the Indiana Attorney General and dentist Joseph Beck, regarding the alleged improper disposal of patient records.