In a precedent-setting case, a woman wasawarded $300,000 for HIPAA violations from an Alabama doctor who illegally shared her PHI with a third party. The defendants in the case were an Alabama hospital, a former hospital physician and an attorney. Read more about this...

Soon, Microsoft will be ending its support for Windows 7.For healthcare organizations, regulatory compliance mandates the need to upgrade systems from unsupported software to avoid compliance violations. An upgrade could mean a physical upgrade from Windows 7 to Window...

CentraVance is pleased to announce that Angela Simmons, CCSA, CHPC, BS is now an Adobe Captivate Specialist. Used with its Learning Management System (LMS), this certification allows CentraVance to develop client-specific training modules, provide training across multi...

February 11, 2019

The final HIPAA enforcement action for 2018 between Cottage Health and OCR reaffirmed yet again that entities must conduct a thorough and accurate Risk Assessment to assess and reduce risks and vulnerabilities to it's ePHI. ePHI is not found just in the EHR, but may be...

January 16, 2019

The hacker behind the notorious 2014 cyberattack on Boston Children’s hospital and another facility has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Gottesfeld will also pay $433,000 in restitution, but said he will appeal the sentence. He said he has no regrets for the attac...

November 29, 2018

In violation of HIPAA and the end user license agreement, MOGO refused to return a patient database after the end of its contract with Key Dental Group, a Florida-based dental practice.

Key Dental received a notification from its EMR vendor MOGO that it would not return...

October 16, 2018

On October 15th, 2018 Anthem agreed to pay the Office of Civil Rights a record $16 million settlement in response to the 2015 HIPAA breach that impacted 78.8 million individuals. Additionally, Anthem has agreed to an extensive corrective action plan to address the pote...

September 20, 2018

CentraVance is pleased to announce that we are a new Associate Partner of the HEALTHCARE COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA. The Council (HCNCA) is a membership organization dedicated to helping members reduce costs, encouraging cooperative working relationships, and...

September 18, 2018

On August 29th, 2018 the Attorney General for New York announced a settlement for $200,000 with the Arc of Erie County for the the unauthorized disclosure of the PHI of more than 3500 clients. This is not the first time that New York has taken the lead in enforcing the...

September 14, 2018

The Secretary of HHS has declared

a public health emergency in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia following the President’s declaration that a disaster exists in the area as a result of Hurricane Florence. Under these circumstances, the Secretary has exercise...

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