HIPAA Enforcement May Finally Be Getting Tougher

Law360, New York (April 20, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT) -- With its most recent enforcement effort, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may finally have signaled the beginning of a new enforcement era for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security violations.

With the final HIPAA/Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act regulations slowly making their way through the final steps toward approval and publication, it is critical for health care companies and their business partners to monitor their HIPAA compliance efforts, particularly on the security front...
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