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avatar DHHS Issues Reminder to Address Physical Security, Particularly Workstation Security: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In May 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued its Cybersecurity Newsletter, “Workstation Security: Don’t Forget .. read more

avatar A Court Order Isn’t Necessarily a Court Order. What is necessary and sufficient? HIPAA &HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

HIPAA is hard to understand, even for lawyers. One of the hardest HIPAA concepts to understand and apply is the difference between necessary and sufficient .. read more

avatar DHHS Updates Guidance on Disclosures to Family Members: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Privacy Rule, in 45 CFR§ 164.510(b), permits covered entities to disclose protected health information (“PHI”) to family members and even close personal friends who .. read more

avatar Joint Commission Keeps Ban on Use of Secure Text Messaging for Patient Care Orders: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In its December 2016 newsletter, the Joint Commission (formerly known as “JCAHO”) specified that its ban on the use of secure text messaging platforms for .. read more

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