Today, we added an exciting new resource to our blog: a tracking chart that provides an overview of select privacy and security settlements related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Included in the tracking chart are summaries of allegations, settlement amounts, descriptions of corrective action plans, and other pertinent information related to select public settlements initiated by both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) as well as state officials.
We will continue to update this chart as new settlements become public, which we expect to be often given the current enforcement environment. We hope that this chart will constitute a valuable resource for readers of our blog, particularly with regard to understanding how the government is enforcing HIPAA and which elements of HIPAA compliance programs should continue to be bolstered. The tracking chart may be accessed by clicking on “Resources” in the upper right corner of the blog or by looking under “Trackers” on the right side of the blog. Please check back frequently to read about new settlements.