Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued some much-needed guidance on how HIPAA applies when protected health information (“PHI”) is stored in the cloud. Some key highlights are below. Cloud providers that store...

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The FTC recently released a Mobile Health Apps Interactive Tool aimed at assisting app developers in determining what laws apply to them in the health space. Developed in conjunction with the Department of Health and...

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You may have noticed more online ads lately related to health and medical conditions—perhaps conditions that you have, or that someone in your household has. Increasingly, online ad platforms have begun selling access to targeted...

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On July 1, 2014, a new law will impose additional requirements on retailers operating pharmacy rewards programs (“covered retailers”) in Connecticut. Because the state law imposes requirements more stringent than that of HIPAA, those subject...

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LabMD — A TV Drama in the Making

May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

When we last tuned into the closely-followed litigation between the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and LabMD, Inc., a medical laboratory company, the FTC’s administrative complaint, alleging LabMD failed to provide reasonably adequate data security safeguards,...

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On March 12, 2014, the Ponemon Institute released its Fourth Annual Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security.The study reveals the results of research and interviews with nearly 100 healthcare organizations subject to HIPAA as...

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