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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 PHI with No Cover Sheet Warning Left on a Desk—Who’s Liable? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

One of our EMR Legal clients and Veterans Press customers recently emailed me the following question: If a workforce member leaves a page from a .. read more

avatar HHS OCR Issues New Guidance for Malicious Workforce Threats: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The 2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report found that 58 percent of security incidents resulted from insiders rather than outsiders, such as hackers. Discussing .. read more

avatar Change to 42 C.F.R. Part 2? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

As substance abuse treatment providers know, 42 C.F.R. Part 2 “trumps”―that is, preempts―the HIPAA Privacy Rule because it gives more protection for substance abuse treatment .. read more

avatar We Appreciate Your HIPAA Info Corrections and Concerns: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes with Guest Commentator Alice M. McCart, J.D.

Jon Tomes and I really appreciate your calling to our attention any problems with our HIPAA compliance tools and this blog. We like to fix .. read more

avatar Building Security—More Than Just Locks on the Doors: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In this digital world, forgetting about something as low-tech as physical security of the building in which a covered entity or a business associate is .. read more

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