Tag: OCR

For Covered Entities and Business Associates, There Can Be No Such Thing as “HIPAA Lite”

It has been well over a decade since health care providers (and other HIPAA Covered Entities) started handing out their Notice of Privacy Practices as required by the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Patients have become so accustomed to the Notice that many never read it, even though signing that they have not only read it but […]

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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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