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Georgia Supreme Court uses HIPAA preemption to nullify medical malpractice reform
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2007

The Georgia Supreme Court's potentially important May 14 decision in Allen v. Wright, 2007 Ga. Lexis 343, held that the HIPAA Privacy Rule preempted Georgia's 2005 tort reform statute requiring malpractice plaintiffs to file with their complaints a "medical authorization form" enabling the defendants' attorneys to obtain and disclose protected health information to facilitate their defense of the plaintiff's claims


The health care privacy debate heats up
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2007

While Congress and many others continue to discuss whether the current enforcement approach to health care privacy is appropriate, a broader debate is emerging about the suitability of the existing privacy rules in today's evolving health care information environment


Summary of the new HIPAAHITECH omnibus regulation
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2013

After almost four years, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finally has released its "omnibus" Health Insurance Portability and


Health care privacy legislation advancing quicklycompanies can expect significant changes to the privacy landscape
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2009

The Obama Administration's broad-reaching economic stimulus legislation includes an extensive series of new proposals to expand the reach of electronic health records


Health care privacy in 2007
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2007

The focus of health care privacy in 2007 will be on new enforcement issues, new opportunities and challenges related to the use of health care information


A new HIPAA era emerges
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2009

After years of debate with little progress, a new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) era has become a reality through the economic stimulus legislation


The HIPAA enforcement era begins
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2008

More than five years into the HIPAA privacy era, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced its first penalty for a violation of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules


What’s ahead for privacy and security in 2009?
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2009

With a new Administration, a significantly different Congress and a wide range of new rules and upcoming legislation, privacy and security professionals will continue to have their hands full in 2009 with new developments


The HIPAAHITECH era is under way
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2010

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act era began on February 17, 2010, with a whisper rather than a scream


Privacy in focus - July 2011 - does the Supreme Court's Sorrell decision threaten privacy?
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2011

On June 23, as its 2010 term drew to a close, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its much-awaited decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc. (No. 10-779), holding that Vermont's Act 80, prohibiting access to certain information on physicians' prescribing practices for use in marketing brand-name drugs, violated the First Amendment