Category Archives: Regulations

Data Protection Remains Shaky

Data remains exposed in significant numbers in the healthcare industry. The monthly¬†Protenus¬†Breach Barometer shows that the trend of at least one breach per day in a month is continuing. To be specific, Protenus and Databreaches.net showed 37 breaches being disclosed … Continue reading

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Communication Breakdown: Fax Failure

Healthcare entities have received another warning from the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) concerning yet another aspect of HIPAA compliance. OCR’s settlement¬†with St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center (“St. Luke’s”) focuses on controlling when and how PHI is released. St.Luke’s disclosure of … Continue reading

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Can Data Protection Be Put Together?

Regulatory schemes for the protection of data, whether healthcare or otherwise, are often criticized in the United States for being fragmentary and siloed. No coordinated regulatory framework exists because that is not the way in which United States law was … Continue reading

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