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Jul 15, 2019

The Targeting of Private Medical Office Data

Medical offices throughout the country are being targeted for the conversion of their data for illegal purposes. Most of what we hear about in the news concerns data breaches experienced by large corporations, involving information belonging to millions of individuals. Although these breaches affect many more people, they make privacy efforts of individual and group practitioners no less important.» Read More

Jun 28, 2019

New HHS Fact Sheet on Direct Liability of Business Associates

With the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, business associates became directly liable for certain privacy and security requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Business associates are those individuals or entities (other than employees) who perform functions or activities on behalf of, or provide certain services to, covered entities which require access to protected health information (PHI).» Read More

Mar 15, 2019

Fitness Data for Corporate Health Programs Raises Privacy Concerns

Fitness trackers have not only become a prominent part of everyday life, but also a big part of corporate wellness programs. Since fitness watches and health tracking phone apps have risen in popularity, companies have started to integrate these technologies into their wellness programs. » Read More

Jun 08, 2018

Sandra Jarva Weiss Presents to MidAtlantic College Nurses Association

Sandra Jarva Weiss, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Health Care & Life Sciences Practice Group, presented “Medical Record Privacy Rights of Students Under FERPA and HIPAA” to the MidAtlantic College Nurses Association at their annual meeting on June 6 at Lafayette College in Easton. » Read More

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