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avatar HHS OCR Issues New Guidance for Malicious Workforce Threats: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The 2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report found that 58 percent of security incidents resulted from insiders rather than outsiders, such as hackers. Discussing .. read more

avatar Who’s the Biggest Ransomware Attack Target? YOU!: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

A recent, May 1, 2019, study by the endpoint security firm Cylance determined that the health care industry was the biggest target for malware attacks .. read more

avatar DHHS Clarifies When OCR Can Sanction BAs with a CMP: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

To clear up confusion about business associate liability for HIPAA violations, on May 24, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for .. read more

avatar Building Security—More Than Just Locks on the Doors: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In this digital world, forgetting about something as low-tech as physical security of the building in which a covered entity or a business associate is .. read more

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 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 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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