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What's "Hidden" in the 21st Century Cures Act for Health Care Entities

by Nilan Johnson Lewis PA on

The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures) was signed into law December 13, 2016. While the primary focus of the 996-page Act centered on biomedical innovation, several components of Cures have significant implications for health...more

New Tools Help Providers Become Smarter Users of Electronic Health Records Systems

by Akerman LLP - Health Law Rx on

Healthcare providers excel at providing care to their patients, not designing IT strategies. Even so, with the trend toward value-based payments increasing, more healthcare providers have turned to electronic health records...more

Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of False Claims Act Case Based on HITECH Data Breach

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In United States ex rel. Sheldon v. Kettering Health Network, 816 F.3d 399 (6th Cir. 2016), the Sixth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of a False Claims Act (“FCA”) suit based on a data breach involving electronic...more

Der Markteintritt für deutsche IT Firmen aus dem Bereich des Gesundheitswesens

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

With expenditures of over $ 3 trillion of market in the field of health care in the United States is huge. Incentives of the Federal Government for the introduction of electronic medical records resulted increasingly in the...more

U.S. Market Entry for the German Healthcare IT Company

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

The healthcare market in the United States is massive, with total spending in excess of $3 trillion. Federal government incentives for the adoption of electronic health records has resulted in an increasingly interoperable...more

HHS Fact Sheet on Your Employees’ and Clients’ Rights under HIPAA to Access their Health Information

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Public Law 104-191, contains extensive rules designed to limit access by non-health plan entities to certain individually identifiable health...more

HHS Publishes Guidance on Patient Access to Records under HIPAA

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

On January 7, 2016 the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released a fact sheet and a series of frequently asked questions to help to clarify an individual’s right to access and obtain a copy of his or her health...more

Meaningful Use Audits: Proactive Tips for Success

by Burr & Forman on

For health care professionals who began accepting Meaningful Use incentive money at the outset of availability under the Medicare option in 2011, the year 2015 is an important year. If the provider has met all core...more

Clinically Integrated Networks: Privacy and Security Concerns with Sharing Data

by BakerHostetler on

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is changing reimbursement methodologies for healthcare providers from a fee-for-service model to a value-based model. Healthcare providers are responding to the changing...more

NIST Issues Draft Guidance for Mobile Health Data

With health care breaches constantly on the rise, increasing access to electronic health records (EHRs) from mobile devices, and more prevalent “shadow” cloud use, health care organizations are getting a bit of help from the...more

Cloud Sharing Apps Scrutinized for ePHI

by LeClairRyan on

In a relatively short time period, the direct costs of document storage have dropped precipitously, and cloud-based document storage has become ubiquitous. Clearly, this is a wave of the future. But a recent settlement...more

Also In the News - Data, Privacy, & Security Practice Report - May 2015

by King & Spalding on

ONC Releases Updated Guide To Privacy And Security of Electronic Health Information ? The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”) recently released Version 2.0 of the Guide to Privacy and...more

Audits, Audits And More Audits: Life In The Healthcare Industry

by Michael Volkov on

Healthcare suppliers and service providers live in a regulated world. They are constantly under audit scrutiny. Sometimes federal agencies (i.e private contractors) conduct the audits; other times state agencies conduct the...more

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

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