Insurance Limits and Case Value - A Clear Correlation?
Polsinelli Podcast - What Employers Need to Know About Dealing With Cash
Medical PL Risks in Retail Healthcare
Physician Considerations When Prescribing Medical Marijuana
Do I need an expert witness in my case?
Electronic Medical Records: Help or Hindrance?
How Does King v. Burwell Decision Affect the Affordable Care Act?
Antitrust Law Issues for Health Care Providers
Variables Affecting Medical PL Settlement Values
Polsinelli Podcast - Is a Single U.S. Food Agency a Reality?
The Biggest Obstacle to Value-Based Care
Technology in Healthcare
Do healthcare professionals have to report legal trouble to their licensing board?
Health Care Enforcement: The Impact on Private Equity Investments
Polsinelli Podcasts: Cloud Computing, From Cybersecurity to Confidentiality Issues
Polsinelli Podcast - Pharmacy Compounding: What's Next in Regulation?
Polsinelli Podcasts - The Latest on a Shift in Regulation in Dietary Supplements
PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Government's Health Care Fraud "Cash Cow" Keeps Mooing
The Hong Kong Commissioner has published guidance (‘Guidance’) to assist data users in complying with Hong Kong’s privacy laws when processing biometric data, and takes a broader approach than previous guidance dealing with...more
This article will provide an outline of some of the most significant points for hospitals to use when confronted with a formal government investigation under the Criminal or Civil False Claims Act. As noted below, you should...more
After a summer that saw major data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management and UCLA Health System, this fall is a great time to take your organization back to school on HIPAA compliance and data security. Here are...more
Healthcare providers and other HIPAA covered entities receive requests for protected health information (“PHI”) from a variety of sources on a daily basis. Such requests can range from informal requests made during the course...more
On July 27, 2015, the Federal Court conditionally certified a class action with respect to an alleged privacy breach arising from the federal government’s administration of the Marihuana Medical Access Program (the Program)....more
RESPONDING TO SUBPOENAS AND OTHER REQUESTS FOR PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION: TAKE THEM AT FACE VALUE -
Healthcare providers and other HIPAA covered entities receive requests for protected health information (“PHI”) from...more
Five Lessons From 2015 Healthcare Deals -
In 2015, we already have seen a great deal of activity in healthcare transactions that is attracting antitrust scrutiny, with mixed results. Among the winners have been Cabell...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
House District 19 Special Election -
On November 3, 2015 the citizens of Sanford can take...more
New Technology = New Threats -
With new technology comes new security concerns. But when that new technology is in the medical field, the cybersecurity vulnerabilities can be particularly devastating.
The increasing amounts of health information being generated, stored and collected have heightened the special risks medical device manufacturers have long faced. In addition to the nexus to patient health and safety, if a...more
Healthcare providers would be wise to keep in mind that if a patient is harmed by a hacked medical device, Exhibit A in the negligence suit against them may be that provider’s risk analysis, or lack thereof....more
Is a hospital a “consumer reporting agency”? Can a health care provider be liable under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in the event of a data breach? The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently considered these...more
Urinalysis, also referred to as urine drug screening, is an important procedure that health providers use for several reasons: to monitor patients’ medication compliance, detect drug abuse, or identify the presence of...more
It’s Privacy Tuesday again – and summer is winding down.
Here are three bytes of privacy/security information to start your week...more
A fictional cyber-terrorist weaponizing a medical device by hacking into it has become a familiar plot premise in recent Hollywood dramas. Unfortunately, the risk of harm from medical device hacking has now become an...more
Reportedly for the first time ever, the FDA recently issued a declaration that hospitals should not use a medical device manufactured by Hospira Inc. because of security flaws that could allow hackers to penetrate hospital...more
House Report Highlights Cybersecurity Concerns At The Department Of Health and Human Services – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce released a report revealing that five operating divisions at...more
The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee issued a report late last week that the information security of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has substantial weaknesses. Several incidents that...more
On July 31, 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a cybersecurity alert to health care facilities currently using certain infusion pumps manufactured by Hospira, Inc. The alert warns health care...more
Advanced Data Processing, Inc. and Intermedix Corp. were sued in federal court in Florida last week for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for failing to protect the health information...more
We previously reported that Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. was sued over a data breach that occurred in May and affected over 4 million individuals. Thereafter, Indiana AG Gregory Zoeller advised all Hoosiers to freeze...more
Not to be left out, plaintiffs filed suit against CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield late last week for the hacking incident the insurer suffered in May, which resulted in unknown intruders gaining access to names, dates of...more
Recent statutory amendments passed in California and Nevada expanding the definition of “personal information” will significantly impact the security measures businesses operating in these states must implement when handling...more
In This Issue:
Judgments; Legislation; and Reports.
Excerpt from Judgments:
3 August 2015 - AB v McKimm & Anor  VCC 987
The County Court of Victoria granted an...more
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