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Highly confidential psychotherapy records from Maine center listed on the dark web In what may be the worst breach of 2017 so far in terms of highly sensitive and confidential patient records, a behavioral and mental health center in Maine recently learned that its...

The Greater New York Dental Meeting 2016 by the Numbers

I just got back from a few hours on the show floor at GNY dental meeting and wanted to share a few numbers with you: 50,000             700                  50                    3                      0 Impressive I know! There were  >50,000 registered attendees,...

2016 HIPAA Enforcement

The nation’s HIPAA enforcement agency has been dramatically ramping up its issuance of breach-related financial penalties this year, in addition to its recent kick-off of a new round of HIPAA compliance audits. In its ninth enforcement action of 2016, the...
OCR’s on HIPAA Audit Preparation

OCR’s on HIPAA Audit Preparation

According to a recent article in info Risk today Organizations chosen for remote “desk audits” of their HIPAA compliance, which will begin this summer, need to be prepared to quickly provide supporting documentation, says Deven McGraw, deputy director of...