Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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HIPAA settlement highlights issue of outdated business associate agree

Posted by @DanHinmon, Sep 30, 2016

The case highlights the need for entities to review and revise their business associate agreements to ensure they are in compliance with the requirements of the Omnibus Final Rule, said Jocelyn Samuels, director of HHS’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

This particular violation was revealed when WIH notified the OCR in 2012 that it had lost unencrypted backup tapes that included ultrasound studies from about 14,000 patients along with names, birth dates, exam dates, physician names, and Social Security Numbers.


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