Enforcement on the Rise: 2018 HIPAA Fines Reach an All-Time High

2018 proved to be the strictest year for HIPAA fines in the history of enforcement, marking a new age of heightened risk for healthcare providers and vendors alike. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) set an all-time record in HIPAA enforcement activity in 2018. OCR levied a total of $28.7 million in settlements and judgments. This is a [...]