HIPAA Compliance Blog

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

avatar A Different Type of HIPAA Risk Analysis: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Long-time readers of my blog are probably sick of my preaching the importance of a HIPAA risk analysis in HIPAA compliance. And I’m not going .. read more

avatar DHHS Issues New Guidance on HIPAA and Individual Authorization of Uses and Disclosures of PHI for Research: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has issued new guidance for HIPAA-covered entities to streamline HIPAA authorizations .. read more

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