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National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Delays Timeframes for Information Blocking and Changes To Health IT Certification Program

In a significant development impacting all developers of certified Health IT and health care providers, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”) announced an Interim Final Rule with Comment Period (“IFC”) delaying compliance dates and timeframes for information blocking and the health IT certification … Continue Reading

Update – ICO Issues Guidance on Data Protection and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Further to our earlier blog on the data protection aspects of responding to COVID-19, we note that the ICO have now issued guidance on the matter, answering some of the key questions for organisations, businesses and employers. This is helpful guidance, issued under a statement aimed at public bodies and health practitioners, (so could easily … Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Takes Focus in Healthcare

Cybersecurity awareness recently took center stage in the healthcare industry when the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued comprehensive risk-prioritized cybersecurity best practices to combat top threats.  HHS mapped this guidance to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, cross-referencing 88 individual sub-practices for healthcare organizations of all sizes. The … Continue Reading

Recent Guidance by ONC and SAMHSA Sheds Light on Compliance Requirements for 42 CFR Part 2

Recently, Jennifer Tharp and Elliot Golding contributed an article to our Triage Health Law blog. The article looks at the two new fact sheets released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that provide guidance on the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records (42 CFR Part 2). The first fact sheet helps providers … Continue Reading

Law360 Expert Analysis: Health Tech Is The New Focus For Cybersecurity Policy

In an article posted in Law360 Expert Analysis on May 22, 2018, Squire Patton Boggs partner Elliot Golding describes how the rise of health care smart devices and tracking apps has intensified the focus on data privacy and cybersecurity within the health care industry.  Subsequently, new and proposed government and regulatory initiatives are underway. Additional … Continue Reading
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