Jo Ellen Whitney

Jo Ellen Whitney

Davis Brown Law Firm

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Minimum Necessary and the Breach Standard

When the new HITECH rules came out OCR specifically said, “...uses or disclosures that impermissibly involve more than the minimum necessary information...may qualify as breaches.” But what exactly is the minimum necessary...more

4/23/2014 - Covered Entities Disclosure Requirements Health Insurance HIPAA HITECH OCR

OCR Announces the Results from it's Pilot Audit and it's Plans For Next Year

The Office of Civil Rights Audit Pilot Program has come to an end with 115 audits, primarily in person, having been completed. The Pilot Program had multiple revelations in privacy, some of which were probably, not so...more

4/22/2014 - Audits Covered Entities Healthcare HIPAA Internal Audit Functions KPMG Notice Requirements OCR Risk Assessment

Employment Law Blog - Lucky 13 - The Office of Civil Rights Enters into its 13th Corrective Action Plan

Charged with enforcing HIPAA and chided along by Congress to do a more proactive enforcement job, the Office of Civil Rights at HHS has entered into its 13th Corrective Action Plan for a covered entity....more

6/24/2013 - Corrective Actions Covered Entities HHS HIPAA Media PHI Public Disclosure

Health Care Reform Blog: Who is a Business Associate and Why Do We Care?

Under the revised HIPAA regulations published on 01/25/2013 business associates and their subcontractors become specifically liable for most of the security and privacy regulations under HIPAA and the HITECH Act....more

1/23/2013 - Business Associates Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Subcontractors

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