On-demand webinar

What’s new with HIPAA enforcement

In 2016 and 2017, two large healthcare systems agreed to pay fines totaling over $11 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The fines were in settlement of HIPAA violations for transgressions such as a lack of audit controls, insufficient safeguards for ePHI, and failure to provide timely notification of data breaches. Within only a six-month span, HHS had levied the two largest HIPAA violation fines in history—a record that is not likely to stand long.

These record-setting fines serve to spotlight the growing urgency that healthcare organizations must exercise in assuring and maintaining HIPAA compliance. 2016 brought an unprecedented ramp-up in HIPAA enforcement activities, and that trend is likely to intensify for 2017 and beyond.

Watch this on-demand webinar featuring Iliana Peters, Sr. Advisor for HIPAA Compliance & Enforcement at HHS Office for Civil Rights, who provides an overview of why enforcement is a critical component to protecting and securing ePHI.

The webinar also includes discussions about:

  • The importance of HIPAA enforcement to the healthcare ecosystem
  • Current trends in HIPAA enforcement
  • Latest statistics on OCR-reported breaches

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