Tag Archives: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

OCR releases new FAQs on use of health apps

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a new set of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) FAQs  building upon prior guidance from OCR. The new FAQs discuss the applicability of HIPAA to covered entities and business associates that interact with health apps and explain when HIPAA regulated … Continue Reading

First Enforcement Action Resulting From a Breach Self-Report Announced by OCR

On March 13, 2012 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced its settlement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST), marking the first enforcement action resulting from a breach self-report required by HITECH’s Breach Notification Rule. For a more detailed analysis, please click here.… Continue Reading
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