California HIPAA Fine Concludes All-Time Record Year for HIPAA Enforcement

HIPAA enforcement activity reached an all-time record in 2018, according to The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In 2018, OCR levied $28.7 million in HIPAA fines. This record-breaking total surpassed 2016’s $23.5 million in fines by 22%--and as if that wasn’t impressive enough, OCR also issued the single largest fine in the history of HIPAA enforcement for $16 [...]