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Data Breaches Involving Health Care Records Continue to Rise, Attracting Increasing Government Scrutiny and the Concern of General Counsels

Posted in Privacy
Medical record custodians beware—rules promulgated by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) are placing increased focus on, and imposing increased penalties for, data intrusions and thefts related to medical records.  Rules imposed under the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Civil Health Act (“HITECH Act”) require entities qualifying as “covered entities” … Continue Reading