You Would Think By Now We Would Have Learned!

I don’t want to use this blog as a pulpit against social media or smart phones, but it is sometimes hard to believe the things people do.  It is like the minute some people have a phone in their hand, all sense of reasonableness or rational thought goes out the window.  In the world of […]

“Systemic Noncompliance” – The New OCR Buzz Phrase

privacy, security, HIPAA, compliance, OCR, fines, penalties, health information

On September 21, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a press release announcing a $1.5 million settlement with Athens Orthopedic Clinic.  The basis for the breach report that led to the settlement was the fact a journalist notified Athens Orthopedic a database of their patient records had been posted online for sale.  Two […]