The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a settlement with Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Services (OSU-CHS) related to a hacking incident that compromised the protected health information (PHI) of 279,865 individuals. The... Read More
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Recently, a media organization obtained the medical records of 281,000 patients from an individual who hacked a telemedicine platform. The platform specifically catered to patients seeking Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine prescriptions. The hack... Read More
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Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a policy statement that served to remind developers of apps, connected device manufacturers, and related entities of the applicability of the FTC’s Health Breach Notification Rule... Read More
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This month, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), the agency tasked with enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), issued its Summer 2021 Cybersecurity Newsletter.... Read More
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The Whistleblower Exception protects a covered entity from being considered to have committed a breach if the whistleblower is a member of the covered entity’s workforce and is the victim of a crime. In a recent article in Relias Media called,... Read More
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The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) continues to bring enforcement actions against entities it alleges have infringed on a patient’s right to timely access their records in violation of the Health... Read More
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In October 2020, Frier Levitt described how the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) and the FBI announced an “increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” Since that time,... Read More
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On January 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published  proposed rules that would significantly modify existing regulations concerning the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). The... Read More
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