It’s all HIPAA this week, and you’d be surprised at the meat on this bone! Steve and Gerry discuss the recent massive OCR fine to a Texas healthcare provider and how the poor understanding of HIPAA requirements and policies are leading to individuals violating HIPAA with the best of intentions. Finally, the guys cover the challenges individuals have attempting to bring HIPAA infractions to justice as citizens.

Show Notes

Resources:

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ordered to pay $4.3M for 3 breaches involving 2 USB drives and a laptop
https://medcitynews.com/2018/06/md-anderson-4-3m-hipaa/ 

State of NY suspends nurse for unauthorized removal of PHI
https://healthitsecurity.com/news/new-york-suspends-nurse-for-hipaa-violation-affecting-3k-patients 

Poor understanding of HIPAA requirements and policies can lead healthcare workers to deny or delay access to PHI. 
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2686002

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Charging LabCorp with HIPAA Violation. 
https://healthitsecurity.com/news/amp/judge-dismisses-lawsuit-charging-labcorp-with-hipaa-violation 

 

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