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avatar Latest HIPAA Settlement 2—a Lesson Still Not Yet Learned about Risk Analysis: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In its press release, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) once again pointed out the importance of an organization-wide risk analysis. The press .. read more

avatar Latest HIPAA Violation Settlement–$850,000 for a Stolen Laptop: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

I don’t understand why, with all the high six-figure and seven-figure resolution agreements (basically, settlements), covered entities do not provide adequate security for laptops and .. read more

avatar Is That Security Incident a Reportable Breach? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Several times a month, on average, I get a question from a Premium Member or others who get a free question, such as our seminar .. read more

avatar The Bigger You Are, the Harder You’re Hacked: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Anthem, previously known as WellPoint, Inc., the nation’s second-largest health insurance company, recently suffered a sophisticated external cyberattack. Reportedly, 80 million of Anthem’s insureds had .. read more

avatar California News re Health Information Privacy and Security and HIPAA Breach Notification Rule: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In October 2014, Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General, California Department of Justice, released the California Data Breach Report. The report noted that, in the health .. read more

avatar MA AG Settles Cross-border HIPAA and Breach Notification Enforcement Suit: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

So only the state attorney general in the state in which you do business can file a lawsuit against you? Right? No, wrong. A Rhode .. read more

avatar Are Passwords Sufficient Equivalent Alternate Measures to Encryption? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes with Guest Commentator Michael B. O’Hara

I was recently asked a question by national HIPAA expert Jon Tomes concerning whether or not medical professionals should encrypt hard drives on their laptops .. read more

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