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Stephanie Willis

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ONC’s Privacy & Security Guide Updates Information on HIPAA Rules & EHR Incentive Program

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Government Agencies, Information Management, Privacy
Smaller health care practices and providers now have another reason to bookmark the website of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).  Yesterday, the ONC published Version 2.0 of its “Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information” (the Guide).  Overall, the 62-page Guide provides health care providers with “plain… Continue Reading

New Jersey Becomes Second State to Require Encrypting Certain Personal Information

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Information Management, Privacy
Beginning August 1, 2015, New Jersey health insurers must encrypt personal information maintained on their computer systems and transmitted through public networks, or face civil penalties and fines under the state’s newly enacted Senate Bill No. 562 (“SB 562”). While SB 562’s requirements will have broad applicability to a wide range of “end user computer… Continue Reading