Prior to the holiday, the OCR settled its thirteenth enforcement action under the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative, which involved a primary care physician practicing in the State of Georgia. 
Continue Reading No Signs of Slowing Down: The OCR Settles another Investigation under the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

Mental Health/substance abuse providers and providers treating HIV/AIDS patients are held to a higher standard when it comes to protecting medical records, requiring additional levels of consent and analysis prior
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With the explosion of health data sifting through cutting-edge companies, industry stakeholders are left to wonder how wearable devices, wellness programs, health applications, and the like should be regulated.

Despite
Continue Reading Wearable Devices, Wellness Programs, and Health Apps: The Fringes of HIPAA