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Cybersecurity Expert Witness & WannaCry in Healthcare

Cybersecurity Expert WitnessWhen WannaCry ransomeware harms the patients of health care providers or members of a health plan, litigation raises questions.  Were all measures taken to protect the plaintiff's information? Either plaintiff or defendant may retain a Cybersecurity expert witness.  First of all, WannaCry ransomware increased focus on securing health data.  Consequently, by raising the visibility of the [...]

By | 2017-05-22T21:12:38+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity|0 Comments

Whitehouse Requests Updates to Regulatory Framework For HIPAA Compliant Precision Medicine

Precision medicine targets disease at a genetic level for groups of patients with specific attributes.  Sharing patient data at the point of care introduces new opportunities and new HIPAA Privacy and Security challenges.  The President's 2016 budget proposes federal funds to update interoperability standards to include genetic data with the intent of sharing it while acknowledging [...]

By | 2017-05-04T04:06:19+00:00 February 25th, 2016|HIPAA, Precision Medicine|0 Comments

HIPAA Expert Witness Experience and Commentary – Mobile Security

by Michael Arrigo In my experience serving as HIPAA Expert Witness on HIPAA Privacy and Security advising clients in HIPAA breach litigation cases, one of the most important and challenging mandates for providers is to enforce policies and procedures across multiple technology platforms, devices, and a geographically distributed workforce. Recent HIPAA breaches I have seen [...]

By | 2017-05-04T04:06:20+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|BlackBerry, E.H.R., EHR, Expert Witness, HIPAA, Mobile|0 Comments

Meaningful Use Audits, HIPAA Privacy and Security and Safeguards

The HITECH Act, which was enacted as part of ARRA, promotes the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. Subtitle D of the HITECH Act addresses the privacy and security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information. While the HITECH Act mirrors HIPAA, it elaborates with specific requirements

By | 2017-05-04T04:06:23+00:00 May 26th, 2015|HIPAA, Meaningful Use|0 Comments

CMS and OIG Meaningful Use Audits Increase, HIPAA Breaches factor in. What’s your Strategy?

If your hospital is notified by CMS that is auditing your organization's  Meaningful Use (MU) attestation you will need a clear action plan and the advice of experienced people who have led MU audit defense work. Additionally, if your organization had a HIPAA breach in any year when stimulus funds for MU of an EHR were received, [...]

By | 2014-04-27T14:47:51+00:00 April 27th, 2014|HIPAA, Meaningful Use|0 Comments

PPACA Supreme Court Hearings Coverage in Social Media Need Holistic View

If The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is repealed it will be interesting to see if it is repealed in whole or in part. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) may excise the individual mandate requiring health insurance coverage, or it could strike it down entirely.

Week of November 16, 2009 – Health Care Reform

Health Care reform updates for the week of November 16, 2009 including recent report from Hewitt on the favorable and unfavorable expected impact of the current proposed health care reform bill, Federal and State updates. Topics in this issue include State of New York removing insurers right to subrogate claims, electronic health record requirements in Utah, New Jersey state budget cuts, Illinois legislation regarding pre-existing conditions, and Michigan's review of Blue Care Network's proposal to buy Physicians Health Plan. Oklahoma voices concerns about local job loss in its state if Federal legislation passes.

No World Borders Uses Twitter for Live Updates from Two Leading Health Care Conferences

Newport Beach, CA and Palm Springs, CA - November 10, 2009 - No World Borders today announced that it will be providing live updates online from the floor of both the Octane Medical Device Forum in Newport Beach, CA and at the Healthcare IT Summit in Palm Springs.  The conferences this year will focus on [...]