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avatar Coronavirus and Ransomware—What Do They Have in Common? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes  

Well, the short answer is that both coronavirus and ransomware are harmful. And both of them are infections. So-called Project Spy, for example, infects Android .. 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 What Do You Do If the HIPAA S**t Hits Your Fan and the Feds Come after You?: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Many of you will (hopefully) never need the guidance in this blog post. And I have never read a HIPAA blog post or article talking .. 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 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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