The University of Massachusetts Amherst has settled violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Privacy and Security Rules for $650,000 and a corrective action plan.

Since 2003, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has settled HIPAA violations to the tune of $36 million, with the two most recent settlements coming from Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. HIPAA protections are granted by three separate, yet related, rules. The first one, the HIPAA Privacy Rule, […]

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