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Overview of 2013 amendments to HIPAA privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement rules

USA - January 29 2013 On January 17, 2013, the federal Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), Office for Civil Rights ("OCR"), issued the long-anticipated…

Harry R. Silver, Neville M. Bilimoria, Erin M. Duffy, David E. Loder, Emmy S. Monahan

What the new HIPAA rules say about health information technology for users, developers and investors

USA - March 13 2013 Central to healthcare reform efforts is the use of health information technology ("HIT"), a broad term that is often used in conjunction with…

Neville M. Bilimoria

PA Supreme Court Significantly Narrows Application of State’s Peer Review Protection Act

USA - April 27 2018 On March 27, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in a 4-3 decision that the Pennsylvania Peer Review Protection Act (“PRPA”) would not prevent…

Samantha Dalmass

Warning: if you handle protected health information (PHI) or personally identifiable information (PII), buy data breach and security incident insurance!

USA - March 22 2012 We live in the data age where every day a new technology is announced in business- and consumer-oriented ecommerce and mobile health (mhealth). 

Final HIPAA amendments expand HIPAA net: business associates now required to enter into business associate agreements with subcontractors

USA - January 23 2013 On January 17, 2013, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a final omnibus rule amending the Health Insurance…