Data Security

Third-Party Vendor’s Breach leads to Medical Practice’s $400,000 Settlement Payment Under HIPAA and New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act

By on April 5, 2018 in Data Security with 0 Comments

The Attorney General of New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (“Division”) have announced that Virtua Medical Group, P.A. (“VMG”), a network of physicians affiliated with more than fifty southern New Jersey medical and surgical practices, has agreed to pay over $400,000 and enter into a corrective action plan, to resolve allegations […]

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Opportunity Lost, Lesson Learned: OCR’s $3.2 Million Message to Children’s Medical Center

By on February 2, 2017 in Data Security with 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), announced on February 1, 2017, that it imposed a $3.2 million civil money penalty against Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (“Children’s”) for impermissible disclosure of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI) and many years of non-compliance with multiple standards of the HIPAA […]

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Cyber Risk Is Not Going Away

By on November 23, 2016 in Data Security with 0 Comments

In a future that has become more ambiguous than ever, some things are certain. Businesses, including health care entities, will increasingly rely on data and technology in order to conduct their business.  Data containing personal information will continue to be valuable.  The risk of liability for those holding that data will remain, whether the enforcer […]

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It’s Not Just Ransomware – It’s a Breach!

By on July 29, 2016 in Data Security with 0 Comments

Ransomware.  It’s in the headlines, but what is it?  Recently, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provided a layperson’s description: Ransomware is a type of malware (malicious software) that attempts to deny access to a user’s data, usually by encrypting the data with a key known only to […]

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Data Breach – Can You Win This War?

As a business owner or CEO, you know that information technology has become a key part of your operations.  But having an IT budget and finding the right employee or vendor for your IT needs—or what you think are your IT needs—will no longer suffice when it comes to privacy, security and data breach.  It […]

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