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avatar Reducing mIoT Risks: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In two recent blogs, we have discussed how the Internet of Things (“IoT”) has become the mIoT—that is, the medical Internet of Things―and what this .. read more

avatar HIPAA and NIST: What’s the Connection? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The National Institute for Standards and Technology [“NIST”] first became involved with HIPAA when it published “An Introductory Resource Guide for Implementing the Health Insurance .. read more

avatar DHHS Issues Reminder to Address Physical Security, Particularly Workstation Security: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In May 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued its Cybersecurity Newsletter, “Workstation Security: Don’t Forget .. read more

avatar NCCoE and NIST Guidelines for Ransomware Recovery: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Little doubt exists that ransomware is a major threat to the availability of health information. Ransomware is a type of malicious software from cryptovirology, a .. read more

avatar Joint Commission Keeps Ban on Use of Secure Text Messaging for Patient Care Orders: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In its December 2016 newsletter, the Joint Commission (formerly known as “JCAHO”) specified that its ban on the use of secure text messaging platforms for .. read more

avatar New California Breach Notification Law: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a California bill regarding breach notification, A.B. 2828, amending California Civil Code §§ 1798.29(a) and 1798.82(a) so that, .. read more

avatar Illinois Joins California in Affording More Protection to Personal Information: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In May, the Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, signed amendments to the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”), 815 ILCS 530/1 et seq., expanding the .. 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

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