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  • HIPAA settlement demonstrates importance of implementing safeguards for ePHI January 18, 2017
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has announced a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) settlement based on the impermissible disclosure of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI).  MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico (MAPFRE) has agreed to settle potential noncompliance with the HIPAA […]
  • Final rule enhances protections for research participants, modernizes oversight system January 18, 2017
    Significant changes made in response to public commentsThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other federal agencies today issued a final rule to update regulations that safeguard individuals who participate in research. Most provisions in the new rule will go into effect in 2018. The new rule strengthens protections for people who […]