Data Security in Healthcare: HIPAA Enforcement Trends

By: Helen R. Pfister
– New York Law Journal

On May 7, New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and Columbia University (CU) entered into the largest settlement agreement to date with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). According to an HHS official, the settlement, which totaled $4.8 million, is part of a more aggressive enforcement period at OCR.

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