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How the Government Responds to HIPAA Breach Cases And What You Can Do

Recently, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) fined Children’s Medical Center of Dallas $3,217,000 for various HIPAA violations.  Typically, OCR’s HIPAA cases involve mutually agreed Resolution Agreements.  In the Children’s...

Device Encryption – Don’t Ignore the Advice of HIPAA Experts

Children’s Medical Center of Dallas is a beloved institution with deep pediatric medical expertise. Some of the most difficult childhood cases from around the world end up there. Between January 2010 and April 2013, the electronic health information (ePHI) of about...

Free HIPAA Seminar April 18 in Dallas

On April 18, 2017, Protected Trust will host “How to Learn to Love the HIPAA Audit: Get More From Compliance”, a seminar created for Dallas/Fort Worth professionals in the medical community. The latest HIPAA violations at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, which...

Mobile Device Management is Critical to HIPAA Compliance

Children’s Medical Center of Dallas serves as a good example of the importance of managing mobile devices as part of your HIPAA compliance regimen. I just had lunch with a friend who used to work at the company that makes the Blackberry device.  We shared warm...

The Human Factor in Disclosing a HIPAA Breach

When someone thinks he or she may have made a mistake, their first instinct might be to keep quiet about it and hope that it’s not really a problem.  That’s the wrong instinct when dealing with protected health information of others (PHI) that is subject to...

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