Today the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) finalized rules published in December of 2022 changing the requirements for handling SUD patient information governed by 45 CFR partContinue Reading Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Records Now More Closely Aligned With HIPAA
Exactly 12 days before Christmas, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) gave the health industry a unique gift buried in a 900+…Continue Reading Groundbreaking U.S. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Rule May Mean A Healthier New Year In 2025 and Beyond
On November 6, 2023, the HHS Office of Inspector General published a new compilation of compliance guidance under the title General Compliance Program Guidance (GCPG) for the healthcare compliance community…Continue Reading In Case You Missed It: New OIG General Compliance Program Guidance
As states enact and enforce various laws restricting, prohibiting, and even criminalizing abortion and other reproductive health care services, HIPAA rules that allow disclosure of patient information become potential privacy…Continue Reading Are We There Yet? New HIPAA Privacy Protections for Reproductive Health Data May Be Just Ahead
Watch out HHS, the FTC is taking the lead in enforcing privacy violations by companies also subject to HIPAA. BetterHelp, an on-line mental health platform, engaged in unfair and unreasonable…Continue Reading Better Keep Health Data Private, FTC Signals to On-Line Health Care Providers
Earlier this week, our Fox partner Odia Kagan spoke on HIMSS TV about the risks associated with what may be a “blind spot” in your data privacy compliance efforts: the…Continue Reading OCR Warns Providers About Patient Data Trackers
If you are dealing with sensitive information of any kind (yes, this includes precise geolocation, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc), but especially health information (and yes, reproductive health information too), do…Continue Reading Beware of Third-Party Trackers Like Meta Pixel. Ignoring Them Could Be Costly.
Ready or not, Roe v. Wade leak or not, health app developers are on notice. Those that collect sensitive personal information, such as reproductive data, must carefully navigate both federal…Continue Reading Roe or Not, Health Apps Must Protect Reproductive Data
I dive into the HIPAA weeds on a daily basis, and am sometimes asked about similarities and differences between HIPAA and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Fox…
Continue Reading How Does HIPAA Compare To GDPR?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is widely viewed as a valuable tool for improving health and healthcare. It is being used by major technology companies such as Google, small start-up companies, and…
Continue Reading 4 Key Take-Aways For Harnessing AI In Compliance with HIPAA