Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson

Poyner Spruill LLP

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Employer Liability for Employees’ Privacy Violations: What your organization should learn from Walgreens’ expensive lesson (hint:...

You may already have read the scintillating facts surrounding a jury award of $1.44 million (recently challenged unsuccessfully on appeal) against Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) following its pharmacist’s alleged inappropriate...more

12/19/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies HIPAA Jury Awards Liability Patient Confidentiality Breaches Pharmacies PHI Respondeat Superior Walgreens

HIPAA Risk Analysis

HIPAA relies heavily on risk analysis in multiple contexts. For example, risk analysis has a major role in the Breach Notification Rule under the new regulations issued by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services on...more

2/7/2013 - Covered Entities Data Breach Data Collection Data Protection HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule OCR PHI Security Rule

A Comprehensive Summary of the Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules: Key Provisions and What They Mean for You

Executive Summary - On January 25, 2013, the Federal Register will publish final omnibus rules written by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to modify the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach...more

1/25/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection Deadlines Enforcement Fundraisers GINA HIPAA HITECH Marketing Notice Requirements OCR PHI Privacy Policy

Brace for Impact – Final HITECH Rules Will Require Substantially More Breach Reporting

HHS has finally issued its omnibus HITECH Rules. Our firm will issue a comprehensive summary of the rules shortly, but of immediate import is the change to the breach reporting harm threshold. The modification will make it...more

1/18/2013 - Data Breach Enforcement Actions HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH PHI Privacy Rule Reporting Requirements

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