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New HHS Rules, PHI, and Health Apps in the Age of COVID-19

Catherine Short converses with Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX, on the topic of “New HHS Rules, PHI, and Health Apps in the Age of COVID-19.” On March 9, 2020, HHS announced the promulgation of two final rules - the ONC Final Rule and

Hardware Hacking: The Overlooked CyberCrime. Is Your Data Safe?

Catherine Short speaks with John Shegerian Cofounder and Executive Chairman of ERI the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. Today, we are discussing “Hardware Hacking: The Overlooked CyberCrime. Is Your Data Safe?” Today, the recycling of electronics in the healthcare sector faces a

HIPAA and Health Apps

Catherine Short chats with Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal of Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX, about the topic of “HIPAA and Health Apps.” As technology evolves and features are adopted by healthcare consumers, so does the need for either new regulations and/or guidance on existing regulations. This radio show

Q&A: Upholding HIPAA Compliance and Streamlining Patient Access to Medical Data in Today’s Digital, Consumer-Driven Environment

Cristin Gardner is Director of Consumer Products & Markets for Mammosphere, by Life Image. She will present the webinar “Upholding HIPAA Compliance and Streamlining Patient Access to Medical Data in Today’s Digital, Consumer-Driven Environment” on December 3, 2019 and you can register here.  Cristin answers many commonly asked questions on our blog, focused especially on

Meaningful Use Ends In 2016?

Due to the challenges of implementing Meaningful Use, it is unsurprising the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) is finally rethinking the plan.  The goal of Meaningful Use (MU) to achieve nationwide electronic health record (EHR) interoperability and ultimately improve overall healthcare remains intact. Until further details and a formal announcement, certain steps will

HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes Address Gun Control

On January 4, 2016, the Obama administration rolled out a number of executive actions addressing gun control, one of which impacts the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To this end, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule narrowly modifying the HIPAA Privacy Rule to allow certain covered entities