Written by Karen Pursch, Director, Patient Privacy Solutions
I was very interested to read a recent article in Healthcare Info Security about the new HIPAA enforcer’s plans. Roger Severino, the new director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR), says his top enforcement priority for the coming year is to find a major, egregious privacy breach to use as an example from which others can learn.
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