Let’s have a Heart-to-Heart (H2H)…or better yet, let’s not

As someone who has an implanted medical device, I’ve been increasingly alarmed by the medical device industry’s blind rush to internet-enable every device they sell.  Sure, an embedded Wi-Fi connection makes it easy to download data and adjust therapy from anywhere in the world.  But it’s also a huge risk to personal security.  What if […]

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3,621 Breached Patient Records = $1.5 Million Fine

The Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights announced this week that a Massachusetts health care provider – Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc., or “MEEI” – will pay a $1.5 million settlement to resolve a HIPAA privacy violation.  The monetary settlement is part of a resolution agreement […]

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Texas HB300 – Going Beyond the Privacy Rights of HIPAA/HITECH

Do you know what today is?  The day that Texas HB300 takes effect. Texans say that everything is bigger in their state.  It’s certainly true of privacy laws.  Texas has some of the broadest – and strictest – privacy laws in the nation.  HB300 expands privacy rights beyond HIPAA and HITECH.  Just look at the […]

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