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 »