Jenner & Block

“HIPAA Enforcement Reaches Historic Levels,” Daily Journal

In this article, Jenner & Block Partners Mary Ellen Callahan and David P. Saunders examine the historic level of Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement actions brought by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services.  The authors explain that, in the first half of 2016, OCR collected more than $9 million in HIPAA fines, “a number that surpasses the previous annual record, which was $7.9 million in 2014.”  They analyze three of the enforcement actions.  The article is the latest installment of Ms. Callahan’s regular Privacy and Information Governance (PIG) Tales column in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal.