HIPAA right of access: In what looks like a new trend, another costly settlement

Healthcare IT News

Mike Miliard

Eight may not be enough to get the message across, as the U.S. Health and Human Services has now reached that number of settlements with providers nationwide in the year-plus since it began enforcing HIPAA's right of access provision.

HHS Office for Civil Rights announced this week that Dignity Health – doing business as St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center – will pay $160,000 to settle a potential violation of that provision of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

On April 25, 2018, OCR received a complaint about...

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