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HIPAA Corner: July 2014

Parkview Health System, operating in Indiana and Ohio, has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle potential HIPAA violations after receiving a complaint from a retired physician alleging that Parkview had violated the HIPAA Privacy Rule. In September 2008, …

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HIPAA Corner

San Francisco public health officials had to notify nearly 56,000 patients that their personal information may have been compromised by theft of eight unencrypted laptops. How could this have been avoided? Secure all doors to the building and …

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HIPAA Corner

Have a strong password. A strong password: •    Is at least eight characters long •    Is not a real word or name (whether in English or a foreign language) •    Contains both upper and lower case letters •    …

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HIPAA Corner

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, protects the privacy of medical records and other individually identifiable health information. Please don’t fall victim to a HIPAA violation; follow these easy steps: Always use two patient identifiers; …

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