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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 Violation Settlement–$850,000 for a Stolen Laptop: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

I don’t understand why, with all the high six-figure and seven-figure resolution agreements (basically, settlements), covered entities do not provide adequate security for laptops and .. read more

avatar Will HIPAA Let You Report a Suspected Ebola Case to Public Health Officials? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

If you encounter a patient that you suspect may have ebola, do you want to waste time wading through the HIPAA Privacy Rule to figure .. read more

avatar Next Stage of DHHS Audits Coming: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has not yet published an audit protocol for this year’s Phase .. read more

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