I’ve been featured in a number of online and print outlets recently — all related one one way or another to health data privacy and security:
- Thoughts on HIPAA compliance for 2016 (AIS Health Report on Patient Privacy, January 2016 – behind paywall; [update 1/27/2016] courtesy copy made available by publisher here)
- CISA and healthcare cybersecurity — my view is that the health care cybersecurity task force report commissioned by the statute it is too little, too late (Fierce HealthIT) and that the industry already knows what needs to be done (iHealthBeat)
- My take on healthcare industry implications of the recent Federal Trade Commission report on big data use and consumer protection (FierceHealthIT)
- A kind endorsement of my expertise on HIPAA and other health law issues — “he knows more than virtually anyone on these topics” (in a Forbes post about lean startups in health care)
Some of my thoughts from behind the paywall:
With the growth in value-based payment, there is increasing emphasis on remote monitoring and communications. Consumer grade monitors and smartphone apps need to be reviewed carefully for compliance before being put into service . . . .
[Covered Entites and Business Associates must] refresh [HIPAA] compliance training programs that may have grown stale. I’ve seen employees do the same online training and testing year after year . . . .
Internet of Things (IoT), cloud services compliance, incident response plans, and data retention and destruction schedules are other issues that warrant attention in the coming year as well.
Please check out the other articles via the links above.
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