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January 05, 2023   

Strengthening Cyber Posture to Effectuate Compliance and Mitigate Penalties Under HIPAA

This Briefing is brought to you by AHLA’s Health Information and Technology Practice Group.
  • January 05, 2023
  • Cheryl Burtzel , Haynes and Boone LLP
  • Jennifer Kreick , Haynes and Boone LLP
  • Randy Peak , Haynes and Boone LLP

As cybersecurity incidents and data breaches continue to rise in the health care sector, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) covered entities and business associates are at increased risk for costly investigations (which often identify areas of non-compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule), enforcement actions, and penalties related to these incidents. Improving cybersecurity and implementing recognized security practices can help prevent and mitigate some of the risks associated with these incidents, especially considering recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR).


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