Hospital Fails to Terminate Former Employee’s Access to HIPAA-Protected Data

A recent HIPAA enforcement action should serve as a reminder to healthcare organizations of the need to terminate an employee’s access to patients’ electronic protected health information (ePHI) immediately after that employee leaves the organization. The most recent action – the third within a month – involved Pagosa Springs Medical Center in Colorado. The critical […]

OIG Report Critical of AHCA’s Nursing Home Violation Verifications

Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is under fire for failing to ensure that nursing homes followed through and properly corrected deficiencies for which they were cited in 2015. A recently released report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reviewed 100 deficiencies at nursing homes […]

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