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HIPAA and Ransomware: OCR Guidance

After promising to provide guidance and insight for a breaking issue, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) came out with ransomware guidance under HIPAA. One major issue for debate was whether a ransomware attack constitutes a HIPAA breach. This issue … Continue reading

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The Auditors Are Coming, The Auditors Are Coming!!

After waiting with bated breath for almost a year, the day when full scale HIPPA audits will start is almost here. ¬†During a keynote address the the HIPAA Security Conference co-hosted by the HHS Office for Civil Rights and the … Continue reading

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The Cloud is Good, But Know Where Data Go

A recent settlement announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) highlights the need to evaluate web-based applications and storage solutions. ¬†Web-based or cloud solutions are viable options and tools for healthcare entities … Continue reading

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