HIPAA Compliance Blog

avatar Business Associates Face the Same HIPAA Penalties as Covered Entities: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Attorney General of New Jersey recently announced a $200,000 settlement for a HIPAA violation with a business associate, one of the classic examples of .. read more

avatar Who Knew HIPAA Could Harm Data Security? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Earlier this month, in response to a request by Congress, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (“CHIME”) reported that complying with HIPAA is not .. read more

avatar New Guidance on Mobile Device Security: The New Standard of Care? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (“NCCoE”), in conjunction with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), has released its final guidance on the .. read more

On February 27th, 2019, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by Tags: , , , , ,

avatar HIPAA Security Rule: A Major Failure? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The 2019 Breach Barometer Report is not good news for the health care industry in that it demonstrates a massive increase in exposed health records .. read more

On February 21st, 2019, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by Tags: ,

avatar EHR Vendor Settles False Claims Act Violation Case for $57.25 Million: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

So what does HIPAA have do to with the Federal False Claims Act? As simply stated as possible, the Meaningful Use criteria for getting government .. read more

avatar Off-Topic Blog Item by Alice M. McCart: Christian Faith Publishing Brings out New Novel by Jonathan P. Tomes, Ghost 6 and the Bright Blue Blade

The novel is up on Amazon and will be in Barnes & Noble, on Kindle, and so forth soon. Here is a trailer for it: .. read more

On January 27th, 2019, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by Tags: , ,

avatar DHHS Issues New Cybersecurity Best Practices: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) recently issued voluntary cybersecurity best practices for health care organizations and guidelines for managing cyber threats .. read more

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