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
Continue Reading HIPAA Right to Access Initiative Targets Psychiatric/Mental Health Providers

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.

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