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Fifth Circuit vacates $4.3M HHS enforcement penalty for HIPAA violations

USA - February 23 2021 Last month, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling vacating a $4.3 million dollar civil monetary penalty (CMP) against the…

Milada R. Goturi.

State Emergency Declarations: When do they expire and what impact do they have for health care facilities and providers?

USA - September 21 2020 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, states across the country have issued emergency declarations or disaster proclamations. These declarations…

Lauren Pair.

Adding COVID-19 to the informed consent process: A Q&A for health care providers

USA - July 24 2020 As states reopen and health care providers resume their pre-COVID-19 health care activities, there are many new questions. One of the questions on…

Suzanne Galvin, Tonya Oliver Rose.

10 cybersecurity tips for a safe holiday season

USA - December 16 2019 Don’t let a cybersecurity incident ruin your holiday season. Follow the tips below to help keep both your company-issued and personal devices and…

HIPAA breach notification deadline is March 1

USA - February 12 2019 Did your organization discover a HIPAA breach in 2018 that affected fewer than 500 people? If so, you have until March 1 to report the breach to the…