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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

avatar DHHS Seeks Your Comments: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) has issued a Request for Information (“RFI”), seeking public comments .. 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

avatar More about Medical Internet of Things (“MIoT”) Risks: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In my previous blog post, I discussed the need to evaluate the risks of the Internet of Things (“IoT”) for HIPAA compliance generally. In this .. read more

avatar How Does a $16 Million HIPAA Violation Settlement Grab You? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has announced the biggest HIPAA violation settlement yet—that is, $16 million, smashing .. read more

avatar Patient Right of Access to Their Charts—Still a Problem Area: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

According to a recent study by Yale University School of Medicine, published in JAMA Network Open, covered entities are not providing to patients copies of .. 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

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