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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 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

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

Regardless of how comfortable one is with high-tech methods of communicating with patients, little doubt exists that patient portals are here to stay. As you .. read more

avatar What Do You Do If the HIPAA S**t Hits Your Fan and the Feds Come after You?: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Many of you will (hopefully) never need the guidance in this blog post. And I have never read a HIPAA blog post or article talking .. read more

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