Tuesday, October 24, 2006

HIPAA: All Bark, No Bite

The Red Tape Chronicles highlights HIPAA (un)enforcement in Health Care Privacy Law: All Bark, No Bite?

The post provides an update on the number of HIPAA complaints filed with OCR (22,664 since 2004) and the fact that no fines have been levied for violating the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The article also cites that 332 criminal cases have been referred to the DOJ resulting in three prosecutions.

The aricle provides some good back and forth discussion between privacy advocates, those responsible for implementing compliance/monitoring in the industry and officials at DHHR.

Thanks to my colleague, Dustin Dillard, for tipping me about the article.

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