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avatar More on Texting! HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

I continue to get questions about texting under HIPAA. The most recent questions were in an email as follows: If we require our employees to .. read more

avatar You Don’t Just “Address” an Addressable Implementation Specification: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Recently, a HIPAA consultant answered a question about whether one had to implement an addressable implementation specification. His answer was basically “no.” He must have .. read more

avatar HIPAA Compliant Shredding? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

A long-time client for whom I have performed HIPAA consulting services recently asked me whether HIPAA had any rules for HIPAA compliant shredding. Short answer: .. read more

avatar WellPoint, Inc., Reports Breach to DHHS, Settles for $1.7 Million: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

WellPoint, Inc., an Indiana managed care organization, reported under the requirements of the HITECH Act Breach Notification Rule a breach of the electronic protected health .. read more

avatar Can You Encrypt an iPad? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

A client recently asked me whether her organization could encrypt iPads that contained PHI. The answer is yes. Encryption, of course, is an addressable implementation .. read more

avatar Is It a HIPAA Breach?

I thought that I would try something different for this blog post. I’m going to describe a common HIPAA potential breach and ask questions about .. read more

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