Jo Ellen Whitney

Jo Ellen Whitney

Davis Brown Law Firm

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Why Do I Need a Business Associate Agreement? Ensuring Your Business is HIPAA and HITECH Compliant

Many companies have recently begun receiving Business Associate Agreements from healthcare entities, including hospitals, clinics, physician offices, public health facilities and similar types of organizations. Business...more

4/29/2014 - Compliance Data Protection Healthcare HIPAA HITECH Hospitals

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

Employment Law Blog: Regzilla Stomps Another One! - Idaho State University and the Compliance Gap Analysis

Presumably at this point HIPAA, HITECH and the Omnibus Regulation have been published, digested and everyone is in full compliance with the requirements that have been set forth....more

6/19/2013 - Compliance HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH OCR Risk Assessment

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

Health Law: OCR Has Been Busy - New Rules and Ability to Release Information in an Emergency

On Jan. 15, Leon Rodriguez, Director of the Office of Civil Rights, released a letter to the nations’ healthcare providers reiterating adherence to what many commonly refer to as the Tarasoff standard....more

1/22/2013 - Data Breach Data Protection GINA HHS HIPAA HITECH Notice Requirements OCR PHI Privacy Policy Tarasoff Standard

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