Signed, Sealed, Delivered: SkyMed Fined for False HIPAA Compliance Claim

Many businesses pride themselves on meaning what they say, and saying what they mean. Other businesses get fined by regulators. On December 16, 2020, SkyMed settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over a deceptive business practice charge, in this case a false HIPAA compliance claim. The FTC in its complaint against SkyMed - was plastering a “We are Compliant” seal on a [...]

2022-05-06T14:44:11-04:00January 14th, 2021|

Practice Fusion HIPAA FTC Settlement a “Sign of Things to Come” for HIPAA-Beholden EHR Vendors

On June 8th, 2016 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Practice Fusion, Inc. The EHR vendor was charged with illegally disclosing consumers' protected health information (PHI) without providing information about how it would be used, maintained, and protected, in addition to neglecting to obtain their clients' consent. The HIPAA FTC Settlement Practice Fusion is an electronic health records (EHR) platform used by [...]

2020-12-15T17:24:26-05:00June 28th, 2016|