Monthly Archives: January 2006

Not A Lot of Teeth in HIPAA Enforcement, Research Shows

Citing lack of accountability and a reactive methodology for reporting issues, Byte And Switch reports that there’s only been a single conviction since the laws went into effect in 1996. Their article. Further, scientists are grumbling that all HIPAA does for them is overburden them with needless document wrangling and hoop-jumping, slowing down, and often…

HIPAA, Murder, University Research, Intrigue, Oh my!

A Murder Suspect: A university researcher is killed, and his body is found in the trunk of his burning car in a parking garage near a VA hospital. The police have a hard time solving the crime, so they get the FBI to do a “profile” of the possible killer. The police then ask the…

Barbara Clark’s HIPAA Lawsuit & Investigation

A press release came across the wire recently, put out by Barbara Clark’s people, stating: Nearly one year ago, Barbara Clark, a former Adventist nurse, filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) concerning the breach of confidentiality of her medical records under HIPAA; the federal Health Insurance Portability and…