Mobile Apps and Healthcare Risks

From the 2013 PLUS Medical PL Symposium session “Smart Phones, Tablets & the Cloud: Prescription for Disaster?,” moderator Eduard Goodman (Identity Theft 911/IDT911 Canada)  and panelists Linn Freedman, Esq. (Nixon Peabody LLP) and K Royal (Align Technology, Inc.) discuss how mobile applications are and will impact the medical arena.

PLUS members can view this entire session in the multimedia library on the PLUS website.

HHS Issues Final Omnibus Rule under HIPAA

A good look at the recent HIPAA/HITECH changes from HHS, compliments of CyberPeg…


On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a press release announcing the modifications to the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules. The HHS issued the final rule to:
-modify the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules to implement statutory amendments under HITECH to strengthen privacy and security protection for individuals’ health information (applying Security Rule standards, certain Privacy Rules directly to business associates);
-modify the rule for Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information (Breach Notification Rule) under HITECH Act (access/disclosure of PHI not permitted is presumed a breach);
-modify the HIPAA Privacy Rule to strengthen the privacy protections for genetic information by implementing GINA provision (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008);
-make certain other modifications to the HIPAA Rules in order to improve effectiveness, flexibility.

The final rule is effective March 26, 2013 and covered entities and business associates must comply with the…

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HIPAA for Risk Managers: Meet the New HIPAA

In this clip from the 2012 PLUS Webinar “HIPAA for Risk Managers: Meet the New HIPAA” panelist Edward Jones (Cornichon Healthcare) discusses some technical and security measures that must be met for healthcare providers to comply with HIPAA and HITECH.

PLUS members can view this entire Webinar by visiting You must be a member and logged-in to the website to view the multimedia content.

Session panelists not featured in this clip: Carolyn Hartley (Physicians EHR, Inc.), and moderator Pamela Popp (Western Litigation, Inc.).