A “Starry” Saga: Protester Prevails After Four Protests and an Overturned Solicitation Cancellation

On July 27, 2016, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims held that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was unreasonable in cancelling its solicitation for on-site operational support for the HHS Unified Financial Managements System (UFMS).

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ONC Report to Congress Identifies Gaps in Oversight of Privacy and Security of MHealth Technologies and Health Social Media

By | Covington eHealth | July 28, 2016

Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), released a report to Congress highlighting “large gaps” in policies and oversight surrounding access to and security and privacy of health information held by certain “mHealth technologies” and “health social media.”

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Unencrypted PHI (Protected Health Information) On iPhone Leads to $650,000 HIPAA Penalty!

Unencrypted PHI (Protected Health Information) On iPhone Leads to $650,000 HIPAA Penalty!

The HIPAA violation in violation of a Business Associate Agreement (BAA)  resulted from extensive PHI on an iPhone which “included social security numbers, information regarding diagnosis and treatment, medical procedures, names of family members and legal guardians, and medication information” according to a recent report from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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