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Breach Notification Rule HIPAA Omnibus Rule

September 22, 2014: Quickly approaching deadline to amend business associate agreements

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The HIPAA Omnibus Rule, enacted last year, made a number of changes to the HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules. Some of these changes affected business associate provisions of the HIPAA privacy and security...more

Cloud Computing: Healthcare Issues in a Digital Age – (Part Two)

by Winstead PC on

Hospitals and health care providers must often look to third party vendors offering cloud computing solutions, but are these companies well-prepared to meet the HIPPA/HITECH Act privacy and security requirements as well as...more

Under The New HIPAA Regime, A Lost Laptop Costs $1.5 Million But A Leased Photocopier Costs Almost As Much

by Polsinelli on

Nearly one year after a Massachusetts provider paid $1.5 million to settle potential HIPAA violations for the theft of an unencrypted laptop containing protected health information (PHI), providers are reminded once again of...more

HIPAA — Countdown to New Regulations

by McAfee & Taft on

The new HIPAA regulations become effective on September 23, 2013. Many health care providers have been focused on revising business associate agreements and getting them signed up. Keep in mind that new business associate...more

HIPAA Omnibus Rule Compliance: Is Your Practice Ready?

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

On January 17, 2013, the United States Department of Health and Human Services released a Final Rule, commonly known as the “HIPAA Omnibus Rule,” which included significant changes to the HIPAA compliance requirements for...more

Privacy Monday – July 29, 2013

Privacy goofs, gaffes and tidbits for the last Monday in July — NSA Surveillance Causes More Grief –Germany Calls for a Stop to Safe Harbor: Time for Binding Corporate Rules? According to news sources the...more

HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule Compliance Date Is Only Two Months Away

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The compliance date for the omnibus final rule amending the privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information...more

Lessons from the California AG’s Data Breach Report for the Health Care Industry

Our sister blog, Privacy and Security Matters, recently posted a comprehensive analysis of the newly released data breach report from the California Attorney General’s Office (AG Report). The AG Report is the first...more

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