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DLA Piper: Don’t Forget the Sept. 23 Deadline to Ensure Your Business Associate Agreements Comply with the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by DLA Piper

By Marcia L. Augsburger Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule published January 25, 2013, 78 Fed.Reg. 5566, Covered Entities (CEs) with Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) that were entered on or... Read More

William A. Ruskin: N.Y. High Court Opts Not To Expand Liability For Health Data Confidentiality Breach
Posted on 11 Feb 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin The New York Court of Appeals ruling that came down Jan. 9 in Doe v. Guthrie Clinic , 2014 NY Slip Op 00138 (Court of Appeals 1/9/14) [ enhanced opinion available to subscribers ], should prove helpful in evaluating the... Read More

DLA Piper Health Systems Alert: BYOD: Cool But Dangerous – 3 HIPAA Security Rule Challenges, 7 Key Precautions
Posted on 24 Sep 2014 by DLA Piper

By Peter F. McLaughlin From reliable surveys and less dependable anecdotes, opinions point to the almost inevitable expansion of BYOD – bring your own device – as a cost-saving model for employers. Advisors assure company decision makers... Read More

Barnes & Thornburg: Another State (N.Y.) Enforces HIPAA –Settles Case With Health Center
Posted on 10 Dec 2015 by Barnes & Thornburg LLP

By Stacy L. Cook The New York attorney general recently entered into a settlement agreement with the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) for HIPAA violations. The enforcement action by New York comes on the heels of a HIPAA enforcement action... Read More

Barnes & Thornburg LLP: HIPAA Settlement – Improper Storage Of EPHI
Posted on 16 Jul 2015 by Barnes & Thornburg LLP

By Stacy L. Cook On July 10, 2015, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a HIPAA settlement with St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (SEMC), a tertiary care hospital in Brighton, Massachusetts. SEMC has agreed to pay $218,400 and adopt a robust... Read More

Barnes & Thornburg LLP: Another Round Of HIPAA Audits
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Barnes & Thornburg LLP

By Stacy Cook The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that it will be sending surveys to approximately 1,200 organizations in preparation for conducting HIPAA audits. The HIPAA audits are mandated by the HITECH Act. According to the... Read More

Medical Records Privacy Under HIPAA
Posted on 17 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

Issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act , the HIPPA regulations directly impact every American business that maintains health records, including hospitals, nursing... Read More

Williams Mullen: Recent HHS Settlement with Phoenix Cardiac Surgery Highlights HIPAA Risks Of Electronic PHI
Posted on 9 May 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

By Brian C. Vick On April 17, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service ("HHS") announced that it had entered a Resolution Agreement with Phoenix Cardiac Surgery ("Phoenix") - a four-physician practice based in Arizona... Read More