Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a joint letter (“Joint Letter”) (https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/ftc_gov/pdf/FTC-OCR-Letter-Third-Party-Trackers-07-20-2023.pdf) to approximately 130 hospitals and telehealth providers, warning that online tracking technologies integrated into their websites and/or mobile apps may…Continue Reading FTC and OCR Issue Joint Website Tracking Warning Letter
Brightree by ResMed (“Brightree”), a cloud-based management software platform for healthcare providers, has conducted its…Continue Reading Survey: Nearly All Providers Say Interoperability Capabilities Are Vital in Post-Acute Care
Privacy, data security and regulatory compliance affect companies in every industry. Join leading privacy professionals…Continue Reading Register for Fox Rothschild’s 2023 Privacy Summit
As states enact and enforce various laws restricting, prohibiting, and even criminalizing abortion and other…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.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance on June 29 discussing privacy protections under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) in the…Continue Reading HHS Issues Guidance in Light of Dobbs Decision
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 may be the most well-known privacy law in the United States, but it is also one of the most misunderstood.
Many…Continue Reading HIPAA Covers a Lot Less Than People Think. But Beware of Other US Privacy Laws.
On June 13th, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”) issued guidance advising that covered health care providers and health plans (covered entities) can provide audio-only telehealth services as long…Continue Reading New Telehealth Guidance Gives Thumbs-Up to Audio-Only Services
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
Attention hospitals, clinics, retirement homes and other long-term care providers! If you are collecting fingerprints to authenticate access to a medication dispensing system, then you need to be paying attention…Continue Reading Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act Is Coming for Hospitals, Long-Term Care Providers