As many as 9,000 patients of the multispecialty group had their data exposed when a third-party vendor posted the information to its website.
Anthem will pay the federal government $16 million for a data breach that affected almost 79 million people. It's the largest data-breach settlement to date, and it signals the importance of conducting deep risk assessments.
In the largest HIPAA settlement ever, Anthem will pay the federal government $16 million over its 2015 data breach that affected nearly 79 million people.
Three major Boston hospitals' invited ABC film crews to film a documentary series, but the shoots violated patient privacy laws, HHS said.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar promised a conservative audience that his agency would put out new guidance on the Stark law and HIPAA as well as overhaul Medicare billing structures to drive down government costs.
The California Consumer Privacy Act, much like the EU's GDPR, gives consumers new rights related to their personal data. Healthcare organizations now need to figure out how the law applies to them.
The House passed two hospital-backed opioid bills to loosen the Medicaid funding restrictions on residential facilities for opioid addicts and to allow providers to share patient medical history that shows addiction.
In any industry, there is an ongoing overlap of technologies and operational methods. Modern healthcare organizations know this as well as anyone, experiencing it almost daily with the rapid changes to regulatory guidelines such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), care...
As the plague of cyberattacks on health systems continues, HHS' Office for Civil Rights wants healthcare organizations to establish contingency plans to keep patient data secure.
Connecticut's highest court ruled on an issue that most people may think is already settled, saying doctors have a duty to keep patients' medical records confidential and can be sued if they don't.
Providers struggling to understand the HIPAA privacy rule can unknowingly break it and risk exposing patient data.
Children's Medical Center of Dallas will pay a $3.2 million settlement—the sixth-largest in history—for failing to comply with HIPAA. This settlement is the first since President Donald Trump took office last month.