A November 21, 2013 report published by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) concluded that The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is not fully enforcing the HIPAA Security Rule and laid out recommendations for the OCR to implement. The OIG’s report also concluded separately that OCR is

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) opened an investigation of Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. (APDerm) after a report was made regarding the theft of an unencrypted flash drive. To settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability

The long awaited final rule, released yesterday by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services, modifies the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach and Enforcement Rules and is comprised of four final rules which implement the statutory requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)