Jonathan Tomes, Author at Veterans Press, Inc.

avatar Watch Out for a Fake OCR Audit Phishing Email: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

On November 28, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) warned that a marketing campaign has been circulating a fake OCR audit phishing email .. read more

avatar New California Breach Notification Law: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a California bill regarding breach notification, A.B. 2828, amending California Civil Code §§ 1798.29(a) and 1798.82(a) so that, .. read more

avatar Children’s Health Records and You: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Parents who have minor children have legitimate concerns about their children’s health records as used, disclosed, and maintained by their health care providers, insurers, and .. read more

avatar Law Enforcement and HIPAA: Everything a Law Enforcement Officer Needs to Know: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes with Guest Commentator Alice M. McCart, J.D.

Jon Tomes and I are wrapping up a delightful weekend in Oklahoma City, OK, attending the Rose State College Writers Conference, where Jon won Honorable .. read more

avatar Stolen Laptop Risk: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes with Guest Commentator Brent Sadler

Jon Tomes and Alice McCart here: Our favorite HIPAA IT security guru is Brent Sadler, our guest commentator for this blog post. We needed his .. read more

avatar Are Wearable Fitness Devices Covered by HIPAA? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The short answer is “maybe.” But before we get into that area, let’s talk about what these fitness devices are and what they do. Many .. read more

avatar Off-Topic Blog Post: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Alice McCart, whom some of  you know (and often love), my vice president and editor of this blog and all of my HIPAA compliance books .. read more

avatar Not-for-Profit Business Associate—No Risk Analysis: $650,000 Settlement: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (“CHCS”), a not-for-profit business associate, was the corporate owner of six nursing homes and provided .. read more

avatar Illinois Joins California in Affording More Protection to Personal Information: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In May, the Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, signed amendments to the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”), 815 ILCS 530/1 et seq., expanding the .. read more

avatar Include Ransomware in Your Next Risk Analysis: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes with Guest Commentator Alice M. McCart, J.D.

Reliable backup of data is crucial to your operations. In addition to other risks, such as power spikes or outages, fire, flood, or other natural .. read more

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