Rhode Island is No. 1 HIPAA enforcer in state rankings


Healthcare providers may feel more pressure of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act enforcement in states like Rhode Island and Alaska, according to data compiled by TrueVault, a HIPAA compliance company.

Nursing home worker fired for Facebook post loses Idaho Supreme Court case


A former nursing home worker fired for a Facebook status update has not succeeded in an appeal to the Idaho Supreme Court. The language of the skilled nursing facility's social media policy was an important factor in the ruling handed down Friday, according to local reports.

Hospice settles HIPAA case for $50,000


A stolen laptop has resulted in an Idaho hospice organization paying the Department of Health and Human Services $50,000.