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$4.8M HIPAA Fine Part Of Wider HHS Crackdown

Law360, New York (May 28, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") continues to surprise health care organizations with big ticket enforcement penalties for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, collectively referred to herein as HIPAA.[1]

The OCR’s most recent targets, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University, entered into a settlement with the OCR earlier this month to resolve allegations that the organizations had violated HIPAA by failing to secure thousands...
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