Leon Rodriguez

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By Erin McCann 10:50 am July 02, 2014
The Office for Civil Rights, the HHS division responsible for enforcing HIPAA, is slated to get a new director after the official departure of Leon Rodriguez.
By Erin McCann 10:46 am March 28, 2014
For small- to mid-sized healthcare organizations looking for help with HIPAA security risk assessment, you now have a new tool at your fingertips.
By Erin McCann 10:57 am February 06, 2014
When talking HIPAA privacy and security, the numbers do most of the talking.
Most healthcare organizations reported a data breach this past year.
By Erin McCann 06:16 am February 03, 2014
If you're shirking your security systems' obligations all to save a few pennies, better think again. Chances are, it will end up costing much more down the road -- a whopping $1.6 billion more.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am January 20, 2014
In the world of HIPAA privacy and security breaches, 2013 was a big year, and the last days of December proved no exception.  The five-hospital Riverside Health System in southeast Virginia announced late December that close to 1,000 of its patients were being notified of a privacy breach that continued for four years. 
Leon Rodriguez
By Diana Manos 09:49 am January 10, 2014
Leon Rodriguez will be vacating his post as HHS Office for Civil Rights director to assume a new position as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director at Homeland Security, leaving a vacancy open for the job of HIPAA's chief enforcer.
By Erin McCann 10:47 am January 02, 2014
In the world of HIPAA privacy and security breaches, 2013 was a big year, and the last days of December proved no exception.
Lost thumb drive leads to $150K fine
By Mike Miliard 10:44 am December 30, 2013
An unencrypted USB drive ended up costing one dermatology practice, which has settled with the Department of Health and Human Services for failing to address HITECH's breach notification provisions.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am December 20, 2013
Healthcare privacy and security 10 years ago was, according to many industry officials, nascent and altogether lacked any teeth.
By Erin McCann 10:54 am December 19, 2013
Every year, Coalfire, an IT governance, risk and compliance firm, names its top 5 information security and compliance predictions for the new year. And this time around, healthcare data breaches made the cut.

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