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avatar New Mail SCAM Targeted at HIPAA Security, Privacy, and Compliance Officers: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has warned health care organizations about a potential phishing scam conducted by .. read more

On August 23rd, 2020, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by

avatar Health and Human Services’ Changes to 42 C.F.R. Part 2: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Although the topic of this blog item is slightly off the topic of HIPAA, it is sufficiently related to HIPAA to merit analysis. 42 C.F.R. .. read more

avatar Telemedicine Compliance Issues Other Than HIPAA: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In what I suppose is a somewhat off-topic subject, I thought that I might remind readers that HIPAA compliance is not the only legal and .. read more

avatar OCR Relaxes Telemedicine Enforcement During Coronavirus Pandemic: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has authorized HIPAA covered entity providers to communicate with patients .. read more

avatar Coronavirus and Ransomware—What Do They Have in Common? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes  

Well, the short answer is that both coronavirus and ransomware are harmful. And both of them are infections. So-called Project Spy, for example, infects Android .. read more

avatar HIPAA and Working at Home in the Age of the Coronavirus: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

I got this question from an attendee of one of my recent HIPAA webinars: “We are a medical billing company in the State of [redacted]. .. read more

avatar HIPAA and Coronavirus 2—HHS Limited Waiver: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

As a followup to my March 2, 2020, blog post, HIPAA and Coronavirus (and certainly not in reaction to it), the U.S. Department of Health .. read more

avatar Being a Small Practice Won’t Save You from a HIPAA Penalty: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In the first enforcement action announced in 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has settled with Dr. Stephen A. Porter for $100,000 .. read more

avatar HIPAA and Coronavirus: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In case you missed it, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently issued a bulletin titled HIPAA Privacy .. read more

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