Posts Tagged ‘HIPAA enforcement’

First HIPAA Sanction Applied! $100,000 + Required Actions

Friday, July 18th, 2008

My jaw almost dropped early this morning when I saw the press release from the HHS yesterday, “HHS, Providence Health & Services Agree on Corrective Action Plan to Protect Health Information
Is it about time the HHS actually enforced HIPAA? Yes!
Without applied sanctions for noncompliance, laws and regulations are meaningless and ineffective.
I’m going to look at the Resolution Agreement closely and comment on that soon…in the meantime here is the full press release: