HIPAA Stories

Listed here are a variety of HIPAA articles that give further information and guidance on HIPAA compliance for healthcare suppliers, health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and business associates of covered outfits. These articles include corrections of HIPAA Rules, proposed amendments, and new guidance published by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and other public and private sector groups.

HIPAA Violations Stories

Our HIPAA violation news articles give more information on confirmed HIPAA violations, civil monetary fines for HIPAA violations, and settlements reached with covered outfits by the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, state attorneys general, and other regulators. You will also see details of legal actions that have been submitted in relation to HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rule violations.

HIPAA Breach Stories

Our HIPAA breach articles section includes reports of healthcare data breaches that have impacted greater than 500 individuals, including hacking and IT incidents, improper deletion of physical protected health information, loss and theft of devices including ePHI, unauthorized sharing of PHI and other insider and third-party mistakes that have resulted in the exposure or theft of sensitive health data.

Daniel Lopez

Daniel Lopez is the HIPAA expert behind HIPAA Coach. Daniel has over 10 years experience as a HIPAA trainer and has developed deep experience in teaching HIPAA to healthcare professionals. Daniel has contributed to numerous publications including expert articles on The HIPAA Guide. Daniel is currently a staff writer on HIPAA at the Healthcare IT Journal. Daniel was a subject matter expert for ComplianceJunction's online HIPAA training. Daniel's academic background in Health Information Management is the foundation of his HIPAA expertise. Daniel's primary professional interest is protecting patient privacy, which he believes is the core of the HIPAA regulations and the best route to HIPAA compliance. You can reach Daniel on the contact page of HIPAA Coach and follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/DanielLHIPAA