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$750,000 Settlement Agreement Reiterates Importance of HIPAA Security Rule Compliance

On September 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") announced that it had entered into a Settlement Agreement with an Indiana-based medical practice for alleged violations of the Health Insurance...more

Six Ways for Data-Driven Medical Device Companies to Implement Effective Privacy and Security Measures

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

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

HIPAA Security Requirements Aren't Cloudy, Especially to Whistleblowers

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) announced that it had entered into a settlement agreement with St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (SEMC) in Brighton,...more

Guidance on De-Identified Protected Health Information Offers In-depth Instruction on Technical Issues

by Baker Donelson on

The HITECH Act required the Secretary of Health and Human Services to publish a number of “Guidance” documents to inform the health care industry and its advisors about practical aspects of HIPAA compliance and HITECH...more

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