Safe Harbor Bill

In our blog earlier this year that provided an overview of 2009’s Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH Act) we discussed how this was designed to promote the use of electronic health records (EHR) within the healthcare system and its...

Vaccination Scams

It hasn’t even been available for a minute and we’re already being warned about scams surrounding the COVID-19 vaccination.  With healthcare being a huge target for cybercrime already, this isn’t surprising.   Consumers should be aware of phone calls, text messages,...

Potential Changes Ahead

The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule that could be substantial. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposal stated it was to “remove barriers to, coordinated care and individual engagement” and was...

Threat to Healthcare

We have had quite a year so far in 2020, and if you are in healthcare, you were hit especially hard with something that you likely didn’t adequately prepare to deal with.  However, according to a recent report from Black Book Market Research LLC, the healthcare...

HIPAA & the Media

Can a journalist reveal an individual’s COVID-19 diagnosis or are they in violation of HIPAA laws by doing so? Healthcare and the diagnosis of a person’s well-being are private information in general, but when it comes to reporting, and doing so in a pandemic,...