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The Worst HIPAA-related Incidents of 2016

The Worst HIPAA-related Incidents of 2016

Last year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) only levied six settlements against healthcare entities for HIPAA violations related to the improper handling and unauthorized exposure of patients' protected health information (PHI) and electronic PHI (ePHI). This year, though, has seen that number double with more than half of the settlements valued at greater than $1.5 million. 

Here are the details of the worst HIPAA-related incidents of the year.

 

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Steph Weber is a freelance writer hailing from the Midwest. She writes about healthcare, finance, and small business, but finds her passion for the medical field growing in sync with the ever-changing healthcare laws.

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Physicians Practice

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All of these situations are unacceptable, but what I read about NY Presbyterian Hospital was frankly inhumane, and their fine should have been at least double what they received! Apparently, they are not big on human dignity!

Anna Marie @

I clicked on the small paragraphs above the sentence that begins, " Last year, the U.S..." and had no problems. To advance the slide show, the arrows are within the slides- just click with your cursor.

That said, two points jumped out at me: 1) why would anyone self-report a stolen laptop, etc and subject themselves to such ridiculous fines? and 2) it doesn't appear that any harm was done to patients in the vast majority of these cases.

One can only hope that rules/regulations will become more reasonable at HHS with the new administration.

David @

I agree . This is not navigable

linda @

Once again, cannot navigate forward on this presentation. That has been happening a LOT lately. If it continues, I may have to cancel my daily alerts. It just gets too annoying when you see something you really want to read and then you can't get into it.

Gale @

have you tried clicking one of the miniaturized slide images beneath the large window?

k @

I have and cannot move forward with the presentation in any way.

Darrell @

Gale (and others):
If you are having trouble viewing our slideshows, please e-mail me at keith.martin@ubm.com and tell me what Internet browser you are using and/or what mobile device.
We want to know if this is isolated to a certain segment of users and your input would greatly help.
In the meantime, if you'd like a PDF of this presentation, let me know in your e-mail.
Keith L. Martin
Editorial Director
Physicians Practice

Keith @

Once again, cannot navigate forward on this presentation. That has been happening a LOT lately. If it continues, I may have to cancel my daily alerts. It just gets too annoying when you see something you really want to read and then you can't get into it.

Gale @

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