TITLE

Massachusetts General Hospital Settles Potential HIPAA Violations; Large hospital system to improve policies and procedures safeguarding patient information

PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Biomedical Market Newsletter;3/21/2011, p399
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the Massachusetts General Hospital has agreed to pay the government one million dollars to settle potential Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule violations. Mass General also inked a Resolution Agreement with HHS to develop and implement policies to safeguard patients' privacy. The settlement follows an HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigation.
ACCESSION #
60100890

 

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