Recent OCR HIPAA Settlement

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (SEMC) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  SEMC will pay $218,400 and will adopt a robust corrective action plan to correct deficiencies in its HIPAA compliance program.  For settlement details go to:  http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/enforcement/examples/SEMC/ra.pdf

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