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avatar OCR Clarification on Aspects of Privacy Rule after Man-made Disasters: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The recent shooting attack in Las Vegas and other man-made disasters have prompted the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights .. 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 First HIPAA Penalty for Failure to Comply with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) last week announced the first HIPAA settlement in lieu of a .. read more

avatar Watch Out for a Fake OCR Audit Phishing Email: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

On November 28, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) warned that a marketing campaign has been circulating a fake OCR audit phishing email .. read more

avatar Children’s Health Records and You: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Parents who have minor children have legitimate concerns about their children’s health records as used, disclosed, and maintained by their health care providers, insurers, and .. read more

avatar OCR Issues Revised Audit Protocol: HIPAA & HITECH Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In April 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued its updated Phase 2 Audit Protocol. Its .. read more

avatar Latest HIPAA Settlement 2—a Lesson Still Not Yet Learned about Risk Analysis: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In its press release, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) once again pointed out the importance of an organization-wide risk analysis. The press .. read more

avatar Latest HIPAA Settlement—Federal Trade Commission Loses Health Data Security Case: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Although the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) is the primary agency enforcing HIPAA, the Federal Trade .. read more

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