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avatar Report HIPAA Breaches Involving Fewer Than 500 Individuals by February 28! HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

45 C.F.R. § 164.408 requires covered entities that discover a breach of unsecured protected health information (“PHI”) to notify the Secretary of Health and Human Services .. read more

avatar New Wall of Shame Format: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Before discussing the new format, note that almost 800 covered entities are now memorialized, so to speak, on the Big Breacher website (my name for .. read more

avatar Do You Have a Patient Portal for Your Practice? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

About the time that I signed up to go through a patient portal to set up an appointment with my bone and joint doctor about .. read more

avatar OIG Slams DHHS Again for Not Enforcing HIPAA Adequately! HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

On November 21, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) issued another scathing report about the DHHS .. read more

avatar Do Not Create Your Policies without First Doing a Risk Analysis! HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Although I love it when people buy my sample policies to adapt to their situation, we sometimes get asked to comment on policies from our .. read more

avatar Encouraging Development for Cloud Computing for Covered Entities: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

This month, Google joined Microsoft and Amazon in agreeing to enter into business associate contracts when they host protected health information (“PHI”) for covered entities .. read more

avatar Federal Regulation of Lawyers? New Business Associate Article Posted on Premium Member Section: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

You and your attorney’s liability may now be greater as a result of the Omnibus Rule changes to the HITECH Act. I hope that you .. read more

avatar HIPAA Compliance Corporate Resolution Posted in Premium Member Section: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Often, Security Officers and Privacy Officers tell me that they have difficulty persuading management of the necessity to comply with HIPAA. I tell them to .. read more

avatar Omnibus Rule 2013 Updated Management White Paper Posted on Premium Member Section: HIPAA & HITECH Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

I have updated and posted on the Premium Member section of the Veterans Press website the HIPAA Management White Paper that I had earlier updated .. read more

avatar Lack of HIPAA Compliance? Not Just a $2.5 Million Fine—Business Associate Is Out of Business! HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In the first of the new federal lawsuits for HIPAA violations authorized under the HITECH Act that have been filed against a business associate, the .. read more

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