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1-darrellpruittSubmitted By‏ Darrell Pruitt DDS

“OCR unleashes second wave of HIPAA audits, but will it diminish patients’ privacy and security expectations?

Healthcare entities should expect the Office for Civil Rights to levy fines that help fund the program.  And until OCR delivers a draft audit protocol breaches will continue at patients’ expense.”

By Tom Sullivan for HealthcareIT News

[March 23, 2016]

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ocr-unleashes-second-wave-hipaa-audits-will-it-diminish-patients-privacy-and-security

Sullivan: “Here come the HIPAA audits. And even though OCR has yet to clearly outline what healthcare providers should expect exactly, one thing to anticipate is plenty of financial penalties.”

And David Harlow, a health lawyer, consultant and founder of The Harlow Group, tells HealthcareIT News,

“Who loses out as a result? Patients. The breaches continue, free credit monitoring services are offered, and we all move forward with a diminished expectation of privacy and security.”

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2 Responses

  1. The MEDSTAR Health System Hack

    The FBI said it is investigating a computer virus that has forced a massive shutdown of a computer system of Medstar, a major hospital chain in the Baltimore-Washington area.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/medstar-struggles-to-work-around-computer-hacking-crisis/ar-BBr5HC7?ocid=ansmsnmoney11

    I’m from that area; not surprising.

    http://www.iusbpreface.com/2016/03/30/medstar-paralyzed-as-hackers-take-aim-at-another-us-hospital-142527/

    Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

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  2. Law Firms Hacked!

    These hackers just breached the computer networks at some of the country’s top law firms.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technologyinvesting/hackers-breached-networks-at-some-of-country%e2%80%99s-top-law-firms/ar-BBr5VJO?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U348DHP

    What a shame?

    Henry

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