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Court Finds HHS Had No Lawful Basis Under HIPAA for a $4.3 Million Civil Money Penalty: What Does This Mean for Future HHS Enforcement Actions?

USA - January 27 2021 The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently found that the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) lacked a…

Jessica Captain Novick, Lynn Sessions.

Compliance and Cybersecurity Best Practices Rewarded with HIPAA Safe Harbor

USA - January 13 2021 On January 5, 2021, H.R. 7898 was signed into law with little fanfare, thereby amending the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical…

Kyle R. Gregory, Vimala Devassy.

CISA Updates Advisory on Large-Scale Impending and Credible Ransomware Threat to Healthcare to Include Additional IOCs

USA - October 30 2020 On Oct. 28, a joint cybersecurity advisory was published by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the FBI and the Department…

Aleksandra Vold.

Healthcare Providers Remain Targets for Ransomware Attacks in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - April 1 2020 Although it was widely reported that several ransomware threat actor groups have pledged to not target healthcare providers until the COVID-19…

Benjamin Wanger.

New HHS Rules Give Patients ‘Unprecedented’ Digital Access to Their Own Health Data but May Put Privacy at Risk

USA - March 13 2020 On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued what it calls “transformative” rules that will govern how healthcare…

Stefanie Ferrari.