Ryan Blaney, of the Health Care Practice Group, was recently quoted in a Compliance Week article titled, "HHS Coming Down Harder on Healthcare Privacy Violations." The article examines how the Department of Health and Human Services is issuing stern warnings to healthcare providers to take patient privacy issues more seriously. If they do not, they will suffer more severe fines and penalties. Ryan offered his remarks on the largest HIPAA fine to ever be given by stating, "Although the penalty was the largest HIPAA fine to ever be levied in a single case, the violation that led to it wasn't all that unusual."
To read more of Ryan's remarks, as well as the full article, click here.