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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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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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