News & Analysis

May 10, 2019
Medicare Web

On May 6, HHS’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced that Touchstone Medical Imaging has agreed to pay a $3 million settlement following a security incident that exposed the protected health information of more than 300,000 patients in 2014.

May 9, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Is considered a covered entity under HIPAA?

May 6, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

If a lawyer hits you with a subpoena for a patient’s protected health information, don’t panic—or you may not only violate the patient’s privacy rights under HIPAA, but also be subject to civil action under state law.

May 3, 2019
Medicare Web

The Washington legislature unanimously passed a bill in April that will shorten the state’s data breach notification time to 30 days, which is half the time required by HIPAA.

May 2, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Does HIPAA require encryption when sharing data over the internet? Should data be encrypted when it is being emailed to someone at the same facility?

April 29, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

In this month's security Q&A, our expert answers questions on the location of data backups, telehealth services using video conferencing, cloud service providers outside the U.S., and more!