Physician TV Interview Incurs $125,000 HIPAA Fine

​ Physician TV Interview Incurs $125,000 HIPAA Fine   12.3.2018 Saad Gul Michael E. Slipsky   No human instinct is as ingrained as the desire to defend oneself against unjust criticism. But that instinct must be tamed where personal health in ...[Read more]

Published: 12/5/2018 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Five Frequently Overlooked Mistakes in HIPAA Compliance

​ Five Frequently Overlooked Mistakes in HIPAA Compliance     Saad Gul Michael E. Slipsky HIPAA was enacted in 1996. In the years since, most healthcare entities have adapted to the major requirements imposed by HIPAA, HITECH, and the Privac ...[Read more]

Published: 8/6/2018 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

​Three Lessons From a Hospital Under Ransomware Siege

Three Lessons From a Hospital Under Ransomware Siege By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky Missouri’s Cass Regional Medical Center (CRMC) was recently hit with a ransomware attack.  Existing patients continued to receive care, but incoming trauma and ...[Read more]

Published: 8/6/2018 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

The Instance of the Revealing Envelope: HIPAA Confidentiality Obligations Extend Beyond Electronic Systems

​ The Instance of the Revealing Envelope: HIPAA Confidentiality Obligations Extend Beyond Electronic Systems By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky Violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) generally involve comput ...[Read more]

Published: 8/25/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Five Takeawars from the OCR Reminder on HIPAA Obligations In Ransomware Incidents

​ Five Takeaways from the OCR  Reminder on HIPAA Obligations In Ransomware Incidents   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   Apparently prompted by the recent high-profile wave of ransomware attacks, the Department of Health and Human Services’ ...[Read more]

Published: 7/5/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

The WannaCry Affair: Three Cyberinsurance Related Tips for Clients

​ The WannaCry Affair: Three Cyberinsurance Related Tips for Clients   by Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky  As we previously noted, a recent ransomware attack crippled over 75,000 computers in over a 100 countries. The “WannaCry” appears to be the ...[Read more]

Published: 5/17/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

First HIPAA Settlement Involving Wireless Health Services Provider: $ 2.5 Million

​ First HIPAA Settlement Involving Wireless Health Services Provider: $ 2.5 Million   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   We have previously written that the Internet of Things continues to spawn new cybersecurity and privacy concerns. These v ...[Read more]

Published: 4/26/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Tracking the Data Bandits

by William R. Shenton and Saad Gul   In the iconic western, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Butch and Sundance are hard pressed to evade a posse led by the semi-mythical lawman, Joe Lefors, who is so adept that he manages to track them across ...[Read more]

Published: 2/14/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Five Highlights From OCR Guidance On HIPAA Compliance In Cloud Computing

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidelines for HIPAA-covered entities that utilize cloud computing in processing electronic protected health information (“ePHI”). The increased use of cloud comput ...[Read more]

Published: 10/20/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Your Money or Your Data: Ten Things You Need To Know About Ransomware

​​In 2013, hackers attacked a venerable Swansea, Massachusetts institution via ransomware. Ransomware is software that locks users out of computers or specific files until the victim pays a “fee” to release the lock. Such attacks have become increas ...[Read more]

Published: 9/14/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post
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