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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 HIPAA and Coronavirus: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In case you missed it, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently issued a bulletin titled HIPAA Privacy .. 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 New Ransomware Policy Posted for Premium Members: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Ransomware continues to be one of the most serious threats to health information and may be the most serious threat, so you may need a .. read more

avatar Building Security—More Than Just Locks on the Doors: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In this digital world, forgetting about something as low-tech as physical security of the building in which a covered entity or a business associate is .. read more

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