Alaska pays $1.7 million HIPAA penalty for lost hard drive

Alaska settles HIPAA security case for $1,700,000 The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) $1,700,000 to settle possible violations of the Health Insurance Portability and ...

HHS settles case with Phoenix Cardiac Surgery for lack of HIPAA safeguards

Phoenix Cardiac Surgery, P.C., of Phoenix and Prescott, Arizona, has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a $100,000 settlement and take corrective action to implement policies and procedures to safeguard the protected health information ...

Federal Communications Commission reports that generator fuel supply is becoming a critical issue for business continuity post-Sandy

The US Federal Communications Commission has warned that business continuity strategies of communications companies in areas of the north eastern United States most impacted by Hurricane Sandy are in jeopardy due to difficulties in obtaining additional fuel for emergency generators. ...