Monthly Archives: November 2004

Patient Sues Healthcare System Over Ad Containing PHI

Interesting case where a doctor holding a file in an advertisement was actually holding a real live patient’s file. Stupidity like this can only be rewarded by fat lawsuit the patient has filed against the hospital system. HIPAAnews – The Latest News about HIPAA A Cumberland County, PA, woman is suing a major midstate hospital…

InfoWorld: SSL VPN security threatened by desktop search engines

If you’ve installed Google’s new desktop search tool, you might want to consider the security issues of having software that caches SSL-encrypted traffic specifically so it can be rapidly and easily searched. This has clear implications for administrators responsible for maintaining HIPAA-secure information technology. InfoWorld: SSL VPN security threatened by desktop search engines: November 12,…

Acusis Announces Preparedness for 2005 HIPAA Security Deadline

Acusis Announces Preparedness for 2005 HIPAA Security Deadline Acusis Announces Preparedness for 2005 HIPAA Security Deadline PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 10, 2004–Acusis(R), a leading provider of outsourced medical transcription services, has announced today their associates completed a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) education and training course. Over 540 employees globally have participated in…

HIPAA Job of the Day: Business / Systems Analyst with HIPAA Experience

Here’s today’s interesting HIPAA-related job posting (via HIPAAClicks.com): Business / Systems Analyst with HIPAA experience Pay Rate: Term: Fulltime Location: Woodbury, Minnesota Length: Contract to Direct Date Posted: 11/12/2004 Description: Perform activities as the Systems Analyst / Quality Analyst that support our clients Consumer & Financial Services division. Responsible for analysis and documentation of system…

HIPAA privacy crime draws 16-month sentence

Texas Health Law: HIPAA privacy crime draws 16-month sentence – Burford & Ryburn, L.L.P. HIPAA privacy crime draws 16-month sentence Modern Healthcare – The first person convicted on criminal charges under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was sentenced to 16 months in prison and ordered to pay $9,000 in restitution. Richard…