Hospital Pays $3.2M Resulting from HIPAA Security Rule Noncompliance

Hospital Pays $3.2M Resulting from HIPAA Security Rule Noncompliance
March 24, 2017
Karilynn Bayus and Bruce Armon
The Temple 10-Q

Karilynn Bayus and Bruce Armon, attorneys in Saul Ewing’s Health Care Practice, authored this article for Temple University’s Business Law Magazine which analyzes the multimillion-dollar HIPAA civil money penalty (CMP) against Children’s Medical Center of Dallas to emphasize the importance of compliance programs pursuant to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule. The article explains that the penalty stemmed from disclosures of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI) and multi-year non-compliance with several HIPAA Security Rule standards. The article also notes that while this was one of President Obama’s last healthcare related activities, there is no sign that HIPAA enforcement activities have slowed since President Trump took office. 
 
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