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 privacyContinue Reading Are We There Yet? New HIPAA Privacy Protections for Reproductive Health Data May Be Just Ahead
Better Keep Health Data Private, FTC Signals to On-Line Health Care Providers
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
OCR Warns Providers About Patient Data Trackers
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
Beware of Third-Party Trackers Like Meta Pixel. Ignoring Them Could Be Costly.
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.
Roe or Not, Health Apps Must Protect Reproductive Data
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
How Does HIPAA Compare To GDPR?
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…
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4 Key Take-Aways For Harnessing AI In Compliance with HIPAA
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…
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“I Have an App for That”: ONC’s Information Blocking Rule and HIPAA Access Rights
A patient asks her doctor to send her test results to an app the patient has downloaded on her phone. The doctor worries that the app is not secure and…
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Don’t Get Sprayed: CISA Alert Reminds Health Care Entities to Use Strong Passwords
A joint Alert from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warns of new cyber attacks targeting…
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Dos and Don’ts from OCR’s Guidance and FAQs on Telehealth and HIPAA
On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published Guidance and a list of FAQs related to the provision of telehealth…
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