Ryan Blaney

Ryan Blaney

Proskauer Rose LLP

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A $1.2 Million Photocopier Mistake: Health Plan Settles with HHS in HIPAA Breach Case

We have heard the well-publicized stories of stolen laptops and resulting violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and we generally recognize the inherent security risks and...more

8/21/2013 - Affinity Health Plan Corrective Actions Data Protection HHS HIPAA OCR Right to Privacy

HHS Empowers Consumers to Know (and Enforce) their Rights Under HIPAA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published on its website a series of factsheets designed to educate consumers unfamiliar with their rights under the Health Insurance...more

5/9/2013 - Data Protection Electronic Medical Records HHS HIPAA OCR PHI

HHS Issues HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Final Rule Ushering in Significant Changes to Existing Regulations

"Sweeping changes" is how Leon Rodriquez, of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR), characterized the effect of the final omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)...more

1/29/2013 - Business Associates Data Protection HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Notifications Patient Privacy Rights PHI

HHS Announces New Patient Privacy and Security Protections

On January 17, 2013, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the final omnibus rule that among other things (1) increases patient privacy protections...more

1/18/2013 - Data Protection Electronic Medical Records HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule Kathleen Sebelius Patient Privacy Rights

OCR Issues Guidance On HIPAA Privacy Rule’s De-Identification Standard

On November 26, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) published a thirty-two page document titled “Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information...more

12/7/2012 - De-Identification Electronic Health Record Incentives Healthcare Healthcare Professionals HHS HIPAA OCR Safe Harbors

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