Data Privacy and Security

Getting Back to Basics: A HIPAA Primer

By Matt Fisher – The constant discussions around the impact and operation of the regulations implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA (yes, there are 2 A’s and only 1 P) as it is more commonly referred to, have made it an interesting time to be a healthcare attorney and one focused a lot on the operation of HIPAA.

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HIPAA & 18-Year-Old Patients

By Art Gross – As a parent, you might recall the first time that the doctor asked you to leave the room because your “baby is now a teenager”and they have a few questions for them that they would like to conduct one-on-one and in private.


Vaccination Passports

By Art Gross -How do you identify the vaccinated from the non-vaccinated? A vaccination passport is a way of verifying that the user or carrier identified within it has been vaccinated – or not. Does it violate HIPAA? No.


Privacy Policy Ponderings

By Matt Fisher – Most if not all websites will (or should) contain a link to a Privacy Policy at the bottom of the page. The Privacy Policy will in either great or vague detail describe what information is collected, how the information will be used, and potentially what rights are given to the user.


Remote Working & Healthcare

By Art Gross – We have seen the healthcare industry rise to the occasion this past year. Telehealth does offer a viable solution for many people who cannot travel outside of their homes, and at the same time, it offers a safe solution to anyone who is COVID-19 cautious.




HIPAA Progress: Incremental or By a Leap?

By Matt Fisher – After a bit longer of a delay than was initially expected, the Department of Health and Human Services released a proposed rule to change pieces of HIPAA. The proposed rule is the outcome from a request for information that closed in February of 2019, where HHS posed a number of questions mostly focused on how HIPAA interacts with value based care goals.


No Business Is Too Small

By Art Gross – While the world might still be in varying states of chaos with regard to a multitude of topics, when it comes to HIPAA fines and enforcement of regulations, things are getting back on track.