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Headlines from the September 2018 Edition
of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert

  • EHRs Have Not Made Access to Records Easier for Many Patients, GAO Says
    Vendors, providers blame use of multiple and legacy systems, errors in...

  • FDA Medical Device Plans Stresses Cybersecurity, But Makes No Mention of Privacy
    New strategy reflects fractured regulatory regime governing the confidentiality of health data for consumers...

  • Trump Administration Plans to Relax Some HIPAA Requirements
    Proposals would ease data sharing with family, presume compliance with ....

  • Blood Samples Not Considered Information Under Minnesota Law
    State appeals court rules that sample by itself says nothing about a...

  • Former OCR Officials Explain Most Common Reasons for Small HITECH Breaches
    OCR has published little data on the types causes of breaches affecting fewer than 500 patients...

  • Small HIPAA Infractions Can Lead to Legitimate Firing
    Healthcare organizations – like other businesses – have “complete discretion” to impose ...

  • HIPAA & Breach Enforcement Stats: A Closer Look at Laptops & Other Portable Electronic Devices
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