OCR Cloud Computing HIPAA Guidance

By David Harlow – The latest OCR HIPAA guidance on cloud computing will probably not satisfy those who keep calling for an overhaul of HIPAA because it dates from an era when health records were kept on cuneiform tablets.

“What we need is more regulation . . .”

By David Harlow – We are awash in digital health data. And we are awash in multiple regulatory schemas designed to protect privacy, security and appropriate access to all this data. Some data is “traditional” health care data governed by the familiar patchwork of federal and state statutes and regulations (rhymes with “HIPAA”).