HIPAA Compliance Blog

avatar Patient Right of Access to Their Charts—Still a Problem Area: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

According to a recent study by Yale University School of Medicine, published in JAMA Network Open, covered entities are not providing to patients copies of .. read more

avatar HIPAA and NIST: What’s the Connection? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The National Institute for Standards and Technology [“NIST”] first became involved with HIPAA when it published “An Introductory Resource Guide for Implementing the Health Insurance .. read more

avatar Does the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) Affect You? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) protects personal data for European Union (“EU”) residents around the world. Under it, any business or organization, .. read more

avatar HIPAA Waivers for Hurricane Florence Issued: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Following the President’s declaration of a state of emergency, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has also declared a Public .. read more

avatar What Will HIPAA Let You Do if You Are Slammed on Social Media? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

No matter how good a practitioner you are and how perfectly you handled a particular patient/client health problem, you could certainly end up with a .. read more

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