Increase in Cyberattacks on Healthcare

Increase in Cyberattacks on Healthcare

In 2022, there was an increase in cyberattacks on healthcare organizations of 74%. See https://www.hipaajournal.com/global-healthcare-cyberattacks-increased-by-74-in-2022. The healthcare industry became the industry in the United States ranked as the second most...
Training Requirements of HIPAA

Training Requirements of HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) contains in its regulations an administrative requirement in the HIPAA Privacy Rule (Section 45 CFR § 164.530) and another administrative requirement in the Security Rule of HIPAA (45 CFR §164.308)....
HIPAA Modernization Commission

HIPAA Modernization Commission

On February 9, 2022, the Health Data Use and Privacy Commission Act (S.3620) was introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). The legislation intends to create a Commission on Health Data Use and Privacy Protection to evaluate the...
HIPAA Audio-only Telehealth Guidance

HIPAA Audio-only Telehealth Guidance

On June 13, 2022, HHS issued a new Guidance with respect to Audio-only Telehealth. The Guidance describes how healthcare providers can ensure compliance with HIPAA when providing audio-only Telehealth services after the expiration of COVID-19 era policies.  A...