Through mid-December, the HHS Office for Civil Rights has sanctioned six healthcare organizations during 2015 for serious violations of the HIPAA privacy/security rules, imposing large fines and mandated corrective action plans.

Four of the sanctions—with considerably larger fines—came after Deven McGraw became deputy director for health information privacy in late June, and three of them have come since late November, including the newest announced on December 14.

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