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Privacy & Security

Curing the Risk of Improper Social Media Use Amongst Health Care Professionals

Mary H. Carlson Associate Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2018   Social media has emerged as a preferred platform for the expression of personal opinions, a means of gathering new information, and as an important networking tool. However, health care profs subject themselves to particular dangers health care professionals (HCPs) subject themselves …
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Protected Health Information: Has it been Compromised?

Ryan Whitney Managing Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2017   HIPAA breaches occur on a daily basis. Although undesirable, many of these breaches are not serious enough to require patient notification. But others are more egregious and can cause harm to both the patient and the providing entity. This article outlines a …
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Joint Guidance Confirms the Sharing of Health Information Subject to FTC Regulations, Not Only HIPAA

Logan Parker Privacy Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, LL.M. in Health Law 2017   On October 22, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) in collaboration and conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) released new guidance on key privacy and security considerations for organizations handling health …
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Compliance Spotlight: Ali Gross, UC Los Angeles Health

Alanna J. Kroeker Executive Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2017   Ali Gross is currently a Senior Privacy Analyst at University of California Los Angeles Health (UCLA).  Ms. Gross is a 2015 Loyola University Chicago School of Law Graduate where she also completed a health law certificate.  Ms. Gross knew she wanted …
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Compliance Spotlight: Adam Solander, Epstein Becker Green

ADAM C. SOLANDER is a Member of Epstein Becker Green’s Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s D.C. office. Mr. Solander advises clients on data breach/cybersecurity issues across industry lines, including compliance with HITECH, HIPAA, PCI, JCAHO, CMS, ISO, NIST, and various other federal, state, and business requirements.

The following is an interview with him discussing the unique cybersecurity challenges facing the healthcare sector, and how the industry can move past HIPAA compliance to a more robust definition of privacy and security.

HHS Finalizes Substance Abuse Patient Record Sharing Rule

Fannie Fang Executive Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2017    On January 18, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a final rule to update and improve the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations, known as 42 CFR Part 2 (“Part 2”). The purpose of the …
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Data Breach Notification Laws: Complex and Lacking Uniformity

Amanda Bogle Executive Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2017   When a data breach occurs in an organization, determining whether there is a duty to notify can get complicated quickly. In investigating a breach, the specific facts of the incident become extremely important, as not every breach will require notification. The residency …
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U.K. Telecommunication Company Levied with Record Fine for Cyber-Attack

Logan Parker Privacy Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, LL.M. in Health Law 2017   TalkTalk is one of the UK’s fastest growing business to business telecommunication providers that offers a full range of business-grade communications, products and services which include internet, data, voice and mobile. On October 5, 2016, the Information Commissioner’s Office …
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Advocate Settles with OCR for $5.55 Million, Officially the Highest Single HIPAA Violation Settlement to Date

Fannie Fang Executive Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2017   The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently agreed to a settlement with Advocate Health Care Network (Advocate), the largest health systems in the Chicago area. In the settlement, Advocate agreed to pay a sum of …
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