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avatar You’d Better Not Control Your Business Associate’s Performance! HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Omnibus Rule, fleshing out the HIPAA changes in the HITECH Act, clarified when covered entities and business associates would be liable for breaches of .. read more

avatar Compliance Hit: Expanded Liability for Business Associates’ Breaches: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The HITECH Act expanded the liability of business associates in a number of ways, primarily by making them face the same civil and criminal liability .. read more

avatar New Sample Business Associate Policy Posted in Premium Member Section: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Now that the HITECH Act has effectively (if not legally—business associates were not added to the list of covered entities) made business associates covered entities .. read more

avatar Updated Portable Computer Policy Posted in the Premium Member Section

As my blog post of September 17, 2012, noted, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (“MEEI”) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc. (“MEEA”), entered .. read more

avatar OCR Director: “Tolerance for HIPAA Non-Compliance Is Low”

The Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) hosted the annual .. read more

avatar Boston’s Hospital’s Security Breach Results in $750,000 Settlement | HIPAA

Boston’s South Shore Hospital has agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the confidential health information of more than 800,000 .. read more

avatar Don’t Want to Bother with HIPAA Compliance? Budget For DHHS Settlement

The Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) announced yesterday in a press release that, after a lengthy investigation, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) .. read more

avatar New Risk Analysis Policy Posted in Premium Member Section

First, thanks to the Premium Member who suggested that we clearly identify new content on the Premium Member section of the website. We always welcome .. read more

avatar HIPAA Breach in Washington, DC.

If I don’t have a topic for a blog entry, all I apparently have to do is to wait a few days, and someone will .. read more

avatar Proposed Budget Cuts for HIPAA Enforcement—Hardly a Help

The president’s proposed fiscal 2013 budget may appear helpful to covered entities and business associates that are concerned with HIPAA compliance. The budget calls for .. read more

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