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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 OCR Reveals Its Right of Access Enforcement Priorities: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

At a major annual HIPAA conference, Roger Severino, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), revealed its .. 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 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 Business Associates Face the Same HIPAA Penalties as Covered Entities: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Attorney General of New Jersey recently announced a $200,000 settlement for a HIPAA violation with a business associate, one of the classic examples of .. read more

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