Jonathan Tomes, Author at Veterans Press, Inc.

avatar What Legal Support Services Need to Know About HIPAA: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Legal support services have become an important part of the legal system. Such services include the following: service of process; obtaining, translating, copying, and assembling .. read more

avatar ICD-10 New Compliance Date: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) issued a rule on August 1, 2014, finalizing October 1, 2015, as the new compliance date .. read more

avatar Are Passwords Sufficient Equivalent Alternate Measures to Encryption? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes with Guest Commentator Michael B. O’Hara

I was recently asked a question by national HIPAA expert Jon Tomes concerning whether or not medical professionals should encrypt hard drives on their laptops .. read more

avatar You Don’t Just “Address” an Addressable Implementation Specification: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Recently, a HIPAA consultant answered a question about whether one had to implement an addressable implementation specification. His answer was basically “no.” He must have .. read more

avatar New HIPAA Complaint Official Job Description Now Available on Premium Member Section of Veterans Press: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Have you appointed a HIPAA complaint official yet? Section 164.530(a)(1)(ii) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) privacy regulations requires covered entities to .. read more

avatar Potential Business Associate Screening Questionnaire Now Available on Premium Member Section: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

You do not necessarily have to ask a potential business associate to complete all or portions of the questionnaire that I have developed and made .. read more

avatar Can You Skype and Be HIPAA Compliant? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Well, you certainly can if you don’t disclose any PHI when communicating by Skype. But if you want to use Skype as a form of .. read more

avatar Updated Sample Text Messaging Policy Now Available on Premium Member Section: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

More and more covered entities are using text messaging to communicate either among clinicians or with consumers. Text messaging has benefits. By using a private, .. read more

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