Hospital Settles with OCR for $ 218,400 Over Cloud-Based File Sharing
July 23 2015
Posted in: Data Breach
Covered entities, business associates and subcontractors using cloud-based file sharing offerings such as Dropbox, Box.com, and the various other similar solutions should note the most recent settlement announcement from ...read more
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Two California Privacy Bills to Watch in 2015
June 8 2015
Posted in: Privacy
Even as Congress continues to debate passing a unified federal data breach notification law, California continues to be at the forefront of data privacy regulation. Here, we briefly discuss ...read more
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When Looking at Security, Consider Every Device
March 28 2015
Posted in: Security
Internet of Things to Complicate Compliance. When evaluating security, organizations must evaluate every device that is connected to the Internet, whether directly or through the company's network. This includes ...read more
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Alabama Board of Optometry Makes Final a Rule on Telemedicine
March 9 2015
Posted in: Telemedicine
The Alabama Board of Optometry recently made final a Rule on the "Practice of Optometry Through Telemedicine." In making this Rule final, it repealed the "Practice of Optometry Across ...read more
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Indiana Court of Appeals Upholds $1.44 Million Jury Verdict Against Walgreen Co. in a Privacy Breach Case; Denies Rehearing
January 25 2015
Posted in: Data Breach
On November 14, 2014, the Court of Appeals of Indiana issued a decision in the Hinchy v. Walgreen Co. case, upholding the jury verdict in favor of Ms. Hinchy. ...read more
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Malware Leads to a $150,000 OCR Settlement with a Behavioral Health Provider
December 9 2014
Posted in: Data Breach
On December 8, 2014, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced a settlement with the Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) involving allegations of violations of the HIPAA Security ...read more
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Can a Board of Medicine Use the State’s Prescription Drug Database in Investigating Physician Actions?
November 30 2014
Posted in: Privacy
And where do patients' rights stand? According to a California appellate court, the California Board of Medicine can use a patient's record from the state's controlled substances drug database ...read more
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Under the Florida Telemedicine Rule, Can a Physical be Conducted by Telemedicine?
November 29 2014
Posted in: FAQ
Yes, a physical can be conducted via telemedicine under the Florida Standards for Telemedicine Practice (64B8-9.0141) provided that certain requirements are met. As the Florida Board of Medicine conveyed ...read more
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Wearables and the Challenge for Consumer Device Makers
November 19 2014
Posted in: Privacy Litigation
Wearable devices such as Fitbit, Jawbone, and others cater to consumers who want to improve themselves. Jawbone's website, for example, tells visitors that, "There's a better version of you ...read more
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