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avatar HIPAA and Working at Home in the Age of the Coronavirus: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

I got this question from an attendee of one of my recent HIPAA webinars: “We are a medical billing company in the State of [redacted]. .. 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 Are You Encrypting Your Laptops and Other Portable Devices? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Although encrypting portable devices is not absolutely required by the Security Rule—that is, it is an addressable, not a required, implementation specification—another seven-figure penalty demonstrates .. read more

avatar New Ransomware Policy Posted for Premium Members: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Ransomware continues to be one of the most serious threats to health information and may be the most serious threat, so you may need a .. 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 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 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

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