Data Privacy and Security

Managing Access Control in Hospitals

By Patrick Chown – The security of the hospital and its assets is a primary concern for hospital facility managers. A hospital houses vulnerable patients, regulated drugs, and plenty of sensitive data. Safeguarding these from any malicious actors is critical to ensure smooth hospital operations.

Garbage Can Cause HIPAA Issues

By Matt Fisher – Throwing out the trash is an everyday occurrence whether in personal or business life. However, when it comes to healthcare organizations, it is necessary to think about what trash goes where. The consideration goes beyond the difference between regular waste and hazardous medical waste.

Why Healthcare Can No Longer Ignore Identity Theft

By Gevik Nalbandian – Identity theft is so common in our daily lives that it’s not a matter of “if” it will happen, but “when”. In fact, the number of identity theft cases more than doubled in 2020 from 2019, to nearly 1.4 million, according to a recent Federal Trade Commission report.

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.

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.