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OCR Will Focus on You if You Don’t Focus on Cybersecurity | Akerman LLP – Health Law Rx

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The U.S. Health Department’s Office for Civil Rights is increasing scrutiny on healthcare organisations failing to address cybersecurity as per HIPAA rules, following two ransomware and cybersecurity attacks. Doctors’ Management Services agreed to pay $100,000 with measures to increase security and Lafourche Medical Group settled for $480,000, also agreeing to enhance patient data protections. It signals a trend towards more rigorous enforcement of compliance in the sector.

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