This blog is intended to provide timely and beneficial information to our clients, colleagues and friends concerning legal developments that may affect their lives and businesses.

Share Your Medical Data – There’s an App for That!

You’ve just started using a new wearable health device and have been tracking your daily steps, calorie intake, monitoring your blood pressure, heart rate and sleep using your smart phone app. You have a new resolve to get fit and … Continue reading

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Hospital Fires Patient

On a chilly afternoon many years ago while traveling in Minsk, Belarus my spouse took a photo of me standing in front of the American Embassy. What started as an innocent photo opportunity ended with us being detained at gunpoint … Continue reading

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Even Responding to Fraud Allegations can be Risky

Last week a regional California medical center entered a $275,000 settlement for disclosing patient information to the media, spotlighting HIPAA’s tight reign over covered health providers even when they try to defend their reputations against fraud allegations. On June 13, … Continue reading

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What happens if everyone in your organization doesn’t understand HIPAA?

Parkview Health System will pay $800,000 and adopt a corrective action plan as a result of deficiencies in its HIPAA compliance program Violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) are just plain bad for business … Continue reading

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