Health IT Security and Compliance

Navigating the Line Between Data Access and HIPAA

By Devin Partida – The rise of internet-based health apps has made it easier than ever for patients to use their smartphones to share medical data with providers, receive test results digitally, and more. However, some concerned parties point out that the increased data access may not always align with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

A New Era for Access

By Matt Fisher – The information blocking regulations that are designed to promote individual access to records finally went into effect on Monday, April 5, 2021. The regulations were long delayed both in initial drafting and then implementation after finalization.


By Art Gross – Recently we covered the different ways that social media is playing a role in deploying healthcare messages. From patient experience to alerting the public about the pandemic, individuals and corporations are taking to the ‘digital airwaves’ of TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms to spread awareness and messaging.

HIPAA as Standard of Care

By Matt Fisher – A March 2021 decision by the Arizona Supreme Court recognized that obligations and requirements under HIPAA can be the standard of care underpinning a claim of negligence. The Arizona decision is only the most recent in a line of similar decisions by various states. However, what does it mean for HIPAA to act as the standard of care?