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avatar OCR Relaxes Telemedicine Enforcement During Coronavirus Pandemic: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has authorized HIPAA covered entity providers to communicate with patients .. read more

avatar Coronavirus and Ransomware—What Do They Have in Common? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes  

Well, the short answer is that both coronavirus and ransomware are harmful. And both of them are infections. So-called Project Spy, for example, infects Android .. read more

avatar HIPAA and Working at Home in the Age of the Coronavirus: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

I got this question from an attendee of one of my recent HIPAA webinars: “We are a medical billing company in the State of [redacted]. .. read more

avatar Being a Small Practice Won’t Save You from a HIPAA Penalty: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In the first enforcement action announced in 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has settled with Dr. Stephen A. Porter for $100,000 .. read more

avatar HIPAA and Patient Portals: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Regardless of how comfortable one is with high-tech methods of communicating with patients, little doubt exists that patient portals are here to stay. As you .. read more

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

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