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  1. HHS Reports on HIPAA Compliance and Areas That Need Improvement

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On February 17, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) shared two Reports to Congress for 2021 on HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rule Compliance  and Breaches of Unsecured Protected Health Information.  The purpose of supplying this information was to assist in…

  2. We need to talk about HIPAA

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last December, the New Jersey health care community received a sobering reminder of the importance of the proper handling of protected health care information.  After being accused of compromising patient data, a large cancer treatment provider settled with the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA); admitting no fault but agreeing to…