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Healthcare Organizations Take It On The Chin

Posted in Data Breach, Data Breach, Data Privacy, Data Security, FTC, Health Care Industry, Lawsuits

If you have noticed an increasing number of high profile problems for healthcare organizations with respect to privacy and security issues these last few weeks you’re not alone.  The issues have ranged from employee misuse of protected health information, web-based breaches, photocopier breaches, and theft of stolen computers that compromised millions of records containing unsecured… Continue Reading

Texas’s Data Privacy Training Laws Change (Again)

Posted in Data Privacy, Data Security, Health Care Industry

In August of last year, I wrote about HB 300, a Texas law that, beginning September 1, 2012, created employee training and other requirements for any company doing business in Texas that collects, uses, stores, transmits, or comes into possession of protected health information (PHI).  The law’s training provisions required covered entities to train their… Continue Reading

Private Lawsuits Arising From Data Breaches – The Eleventh Circuit Weighs In

Posted in Data Breach, Data Security, Health Care Industry, Lawsuits

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit decided Resnick v. AvMed, Inc., No. 11-13694 (11th Cir. Sep. 5, 2012).  The Court’s opinion addresses some important issues regarding an individual’s right to bring a private lawsuit when her personally identifiable information or protected health information is compromised.  In its decision, the… Continue Reading

How Secure is the Health Care Industry?

Posted in Data Security, Health Care Industry

For years, health care providers have worked hard to comply with the HIPAA Security Rule that requires implementation of administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to secure protected health information (PHI).  This recent study by Jorge Rey and Tyler Quinn at Kaufman, Rossin & Co. analyzes data breaches reported to the U.S. Department of Health and… Continue Reading