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In light of the recently reported large healthcare data breaches that have resulted in the potential theft of the personal information of millions of patients, the FBI warned healthcare providers yet again of the dangers of...more
Are medical devices, subject to pre- and post-market regulatory controls, under increasing cybersecurity scrutiny? The FDA recently published recommendations for consideration of cybersecurity management in a product’s design...more
On Sept. 18, 2014, California’s governor approved Assembly Bill 1755, extending California’s stringent breach notification deadline for medical information breaches from five business days to 15 business days for clinics,...more
In past posts we’ve taken a close look at the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), exploring its wide-ranging implications for...more
On September 18, 2014, California Governor, Jerry Brown, signed Assembly Bill 1755 (“AB1755”) into law, amending breach notification provisions in the California Health and Safety Code applicable to licensed clinics, health...more
California, Florida, Kentucky, and Iowa have changed their security breach notification requirements in the past few months: California passed legislation effective January 1, 2015, that for the first time, addresses...more
On Friday, October 10th, an opportunity to submit comments on a Request for Information concerning awareness and implementation of the “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” closes. Companies of all...more
On October 1 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance regarding cybersecurity for medical devices. The FDA guidelines urge device manufacturers to include safety controls on devices to prevent cyber...more
On October 2, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released the final version of a guidance document entitled, “Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.” As discussed in a...more
The delivery of health care – and payment for that care – is a complex endeavor, and health care providers and health plans rely on third parties to help them operate as businesses and fulfill their responsibilities to...more
Scientific breakthroughs and technological advancements have led to the emergence of personalized medicine — a practice based on the use of an individual's genetic profile to guide health care decisions made about the...more
In today’s healthcare industry, information technology (“IT”) systems play an ever-expanding role in the success of a medical practice. Medical practitioners consistently juggle e-billing and electronic medical records...more
On Oct. 6, 2014, a final rule issued jointly by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will require all HIPAA-covered labs...more
As a service to our readers, we have distilled last week’s joint HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) conference, “Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance...more
Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), hosted a conference entitled “Safeguarding Health...more
12,915 complaints were reported in 2013 to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) according to Illiana L. Peters, Senior Adviser for HIPAA Compliance and Enforcement. Cozen O’Connor...more
Earlier this week, my colleague Dianne Bourque commented on a small medical practice’s inability to access its patients’ medical records one July day after its EHR vendor blocked the practice from pulling the data stored in...more
Engaging Patients While Addressing Their Privacy Concerns: The Experience of Project HealthDesign -
Patients are using the Internet, personal health records (PHRs) and mobile applications or “apps” to collect and...more
The mobile medical application marketplace has developed into a $68 billion industry; however, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has not yet updated guidance regarding the Health Insurance Portability and...more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) released guidance last Wednesday to help covered entities and business associates understand the privacy implications of the 2013...more
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Home Depot Breach – By the Numbers:
- 56 million cards at risk (compare to Target = 40 million)
- $62 million in estimated costs (compare to Target =$146 million and...more
If they have not already done so, covered entities and business associates have until September 23, 2014, to update their business associate agreements to comply with the January 2013 changes to the Health Insurance...more
Business associate agreements that have not already been updated as required by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule should be updated by September 22, 2014.
The Omnibus Rule changed and added mandatory language for valid business...more
There are two important updates with respect to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). First, on September 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance to...more
Although the HIPAA Omnibus Rule (the “Rule”) went into effect nearly 18 months ago, the transition period for bringing business associate agreements into compliance with the Rule’s new requirements will end on September 23,...more
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