Category Archives: Health IT

Privacy Invasion or Smart Marketing: Geofencing in Healthcare

The healthcare industry got a loud introduction to geofencing marketing recently. The headlines were driven by a law firm targeting individuals going to an emergency room. In particular, the ads attempted to lure individuals into a personal injury suit. The … Continue reading

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To Audit or Not?

Questions often arise as to what terms need to be and should be included in a business associate agreement. The distinction between “need” and “should” is very important. The regulations implementing HIPAA set out what “needs” to be included as … Continue reading

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You Received a Letter from OCR, Now What?

At some point in time most group practices, hospitals or other provider organizations will receive a letter from the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”). The letter will state that OCR received a complaint from a patient, employee or some other … Continue reading

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