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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 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

avatar HIPAA Waivers for Hurricane Florence Issued: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Following the President’s declaration of a state of emergency, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has also declared a Public .. 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

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

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