The U.S. is committing billions of dollars for technology systems that will make patient data more accessible. But privacy advocates are concerned the effort could make health information less secure.
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New Epidemic Fears: Hackers
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Lawsuit over security breach by D.A. Davidson settled
The latest proposal would allow the state to prosecute members of criminal enterprises who engage in a pattern of racketeering activity, and could be used to target organized crime, street gangs, identity theft rings, drug cartels, and human trafficking groups.
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AG, legislators file bill to upgrade crime law
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The Department of Health and Human Services has delegated the authority for the administration and enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule to the Office for Civil Rights. The OCR’s administration and enforcement of the security rule, which had previously been delegated to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will eliminate duplication and improve the department’s efforts to ensure that health information privacy is protected.
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Hipaa Security Rule authority moved to Office for Civil Rights