As a service to our readers, we have distilled last week’s joint HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) conference, “Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security” into three phrases: (i) risk assessment, (ii) workforce training, and (iii) adequate encryption.
This post is the second in Foley’s blogs on China telemedicine and the first in the blog series, “Realizing the Potential of Telemedicine in China,” meant to address top issues facing U.S. companies looking to enter the Chinese telemedicine market. We hope to expand the series to include additional issues.
A False Claims Act suit can be a company’s worst nightmare, as it may potentially result in large settlements and awards on account of the statute’s trebled damages provision.
One of the most challenging problems I encounter in representing physician practice is disruptive physician behavior.
When many people think about identity theft and data breaches, they tend to think about credit card data and bank accounts.
On Monday October 6th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will entertain oral argument in another case involving Myriad’s BRCA1/BRCA2 diagnostic tests. In re BRCA1- and BRCA2- Based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation, Case Nos. 14-1361, -1366.
As a health care attorney, I am called upon quite frequently to draft and/or review . One of the recurring discussions I have with physicians about such arrangements revolves around the issue of contract termination.
On September 23 and 24, 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (“HHS OCR”) hosted their annual HIPAA conference “Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA security.”
Earlier this week, my colleague Dianne Bourque commented on a small medical practice’s inability to access its patients’ medical records one July day after its EHR vendor blocked the practice from pulling the data stored in the EHR.
Telemedicine is a booming sector for health care, stemming from a strong desire to improve the overall quality of care and reach new patients in new markets both around the block and around the world.