News & Analysis

March 4, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: What are the encryption requirements when using Google Drive™, Dropbox®, or other information-storing applications? How do we ensure HIPAA compliance when using them?

March 1, 2021
Briefings on HIPAA

In the weeks leading up to his departure from office, former President Donald Trump signed H.R. 7898 into law, amending the HITECH Act to require the Health and Human Services secretary to consider certain recognized security practices of covered entities (CE) and business associates (BA) when taking enforcement actions.

February 25, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: Is it permissible to store paper patient records in a public storage unit? If so, do the storage units need to use specific safeguards to be HIPAA compliant?

February 22, 2021
Briefings on HIPAA

Q: Do companies such as FitBit (and others that sell wearable devices that track and store health information) need to abide by HIPAA regulations? Should I be concerned with how these companies are viewing and sharing my health information?

February 18, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: If our organization suffers a breach, we must post a security notice on our website. How long must this security notice stay on the site?

February 15, 2021
Briefings on HIPAA

This month’s column will dig a bit deeper and look at the reasons why lawsuits are filed in the first place and what gets healthcare entities in hot water. Hopefully this will help guide you when it comes to addressing those activities and events that result in costly legal battles.