Posts Tagged ‘privacy breaches’

Two Great Sites About Privacy Breaches and Privacy Studies

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

A friend (thanks Terry!) just pointed me to a couple of really great sites that Nymity provides without needing to register, and they have no ads or marketing…


More On The HHS HIPAA Compliance Activities

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Today I communicated with Sue Marquette Poremba at SC Magazine for an article she published this afternoon, “Proliferating HIPAA complaints and medical record breaches
She had seen my blog posting from yesterday, “HIPAA Complaints And Associated Resolutions Since 2003” and asked me some follow-up questions.
Here is the full reply I sent to her, much of which she used within her article, but with some other points I want to note as well…


HIPAA Complaints And Associated Resolutions Since 2003

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

The U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has required compliance from covered entities (CEs) since 2003. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the Federal agency with regulatory oversight for compliance; with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) responsible for Privacy Rule enforcement and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) responsible for Security Rule enforcement. Why two different offices to perform enforcement activities? No good reason was ever given.
I was just out looking on the HHS’s HIPAA compliance and enforcement site.
On May 12, 2008, they provided some interesting statistics from their enforcement activities from the past 5 years. Looks like they love Excel and the graphing capabilities! 🙂 I want to share some of the statistics with you…