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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 4 Dec 2018

Take 5 Newsletter - The Present-Future of Work: 2018 Trends and 2019 Predictions

Tension between what is potentially knowableand what is actually known. Tension between the present and the future state of work. Tension between

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 19 Oct 2017

Model Cyber Security Law Pending Final Action By National Association of Insurance Commissioners

It is highly likely that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners ("NAIC") will adopt a model data cyber security law premised largely on

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 28 Dec 2016

Protecting Patient Privacy in Light of the NLRB’s Scrutiny of No-Recording and Social Media Policies

The increased use of portable electronic devices in the workplace and the popularity of social media pose unique challenges for health care employers

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 10 Aug 2016

Wearables in the Workplace: Promise and Pitfalls

In recent years, the use of wearable devices, such as smartwatches and Fitbits, has gained popularity not only with the general public and consumers

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 16 Apr 2013

Physically securing electronic PHI in a telehealth environment

As the technologies used to deliver telehealth services become more complex, telehealth providers as well as other HIPAA "covered entities" have an

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 10 Jan 2013

OCR publishes guidance for de-identifying protected health information

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule provides standards for the use and disclosure of "individually

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 9 Jul 2012

Texas House Bill 300 significantly expands state's patient privacy protections for covered entities

Texas patient privacy protections will soon become more substantial.

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 25 May 2012

Employer beware: OCR heats up HIPAA enforcement

For those healthcare employers that have been resting on your laurels and viewing through rose-colored glasses your entity’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health compliance efforts, the time has come to thoroughly clean your glasses and prepare for increased Office of Civil Rights enforcement actions.

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 16 May 2011

State privacy laws may also affect healthcare noncompete litigation

For noncompete and trade secret lawyers in the healthcare industry, the recent Michigan Court of Appeals case of Isidore Steiner, DPM v. Bonanni highlights the importance of understanding applicable state privacy laws as well as the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 11 Feb 2010

Covered entity compliance with HITECH Act amendments to HIPAA: an overview of requirements, deadlines and enforcement environment

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (the "HITECH Act"), which was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, made several significant amendments to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the regulations promulgated thereunder ("HIPAA").

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