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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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