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avatar DHHS Seeks Your Comments: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) has issued a Request for Information (“RFI”), seeking public comments .. read more

avatar $125,000 for Talking to a Reporter? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

After the last three technically orientated blog posts on the medical Internet of Things (“mIoT”), perhaps it’s time to remember that there is a higher .. read more

On December 13th, 2018, posted in: HIPAA Compliance Blog by Tags: , , , ,

avatar Risk and the Internet of Things (“IoT”): HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Internet of Things (“IoT”) is a concept that is becoming more and more important in HIPAA compliance. The Internet of Things generally is the .. read more

avatar How Does a $16 Million HIPAA Violation Settlement Grab You? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has announced the biggest HIPAA violation settlement yet—that is, $16 million, smashing .. read more

avatar Patient Right of Access to Their Charts—Still a Problem Area: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

According to a recent study by Yale University School of Medicine, published in JAMA Network Open, covered entities are not providing to patients copies of .. read more

avatar What Will HIPAA Let You Do if You Are Slammed on Social Media? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

No matter how good a practitioner you are and how perfectly you handled a particular patient/client health problem, you could certainly end up with a .. read more

avatar DHHS Issues New Guidance on HIPAA and Individual Authorization of Uses and Disclosures of PHI for Research: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has issued new guidance for HIPAA-covered entities to streamline HIPAA authorizations .. read more

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