Jonathan Tomes, Author at Veterans Press, Inc.

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

avatar Neglect is Enough to Get One a HIPAA Civil Money Penalty! HIPAA & HITECH Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Under the terms of a resolution agreement, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (“ACMHS”) had to pay $150,000 as a civil money penalty settlement and integrate .. read more

avatar OCR Issues Revised Audit Protocol: HIPAA & HITECH Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In April 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued its updated Phase 2 Audit Protocol. Its .. read more

avatar Are You Protected from Ransomware? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

I have been planning to write a blog post on ransomware since spring 2015 when I was a victim of ransomware. I got a message .. read more

avatar Another HIPAA Breach Settlement for Not Having Had a Business Associate Agreement in Place: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

My Vice President and editor, Alice M. McCart, always says that she hates it when I’m always right. I always mess with her by saying, .. read more

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