It Isn’t Always Obvious

By Art Gross – Far too often, and in just about every industry, those of us who are “in it” assumes that certain aspects of what we know are obvious to the general public. For example, in healthcare, we know the basics of HIPAA and what information can and cannot be shared.

Where Do Our Data Go?

By Matt Fisher – Mobile applications in the health and wellness field represent an ever growing segment of the mobile application market. Interest in such apps is high as individuals seek to improve their own health and the availability of consumer wearable devices also becomes more common.

Modernizing HIPAA for the Current, Patient-Centered World

By Kristen Ballantine – The date is August 21, 1996. The Macarena is at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The medical drama ER, in its second year running, is the number one rated television show in the U.S. Bill Clinton has nearly secured a second term in the White House. One of the most influential pieces of U.S. healthcare legislation is signed into law.

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.


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?