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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 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

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 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 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

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