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The Internet can land you in HIPAA trouble.

Internet-Based Calendar.  An Arizona cardiology practice was reported as posting clinical and surgical appointments for its patients on an Internet-based calendar that was publicly accessible. In 2012, for violation of HIPAA, that practice agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a $100,000 settlement and take corrective action to implement policies and procedures to safeguard the protected health information of its patients.

Jeanine Lehman is an Austin, Texas dental and health law attorney. She can be reached at (512) 918-3435,  Jeanine@Jeanine.com or http://www.jeanine.com/.  © Jeanine Lehman 2019.

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