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Data Breach Hits Partners HealthCare System

Partners HealthCare System, Inc., which includes facilities such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and more, recently issued a statement indicating that they have suffered a significant data breach. In the statement, Partners Healthcare System indicated that the breach was discovered on November 25, 2014. A group of employees had received “phishing” emails that […]

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New Rules for HIPAA: Compliance Checklist

The impact of the new HIPAA rules that were announced in January 2013 is still being understood by companies across the country. The new rules primarily center around three key initiatives: Making business associates directly liable Revising breach notification requirements Requiring companies to revise privacy notices To help your company better understand what these rules […]

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Why Your Wellness Program Needs Data to Thrive

I recently came across an article in the Boston Business Journal that covered a “hot-button” topic: employee wellness and data collection. When it comes to those items, employers certainly need to be concerned about privacy, especially in relation to laws such as HIPAA and GINA. But at the same time, employers should not allow privacy […]

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New Rules for HIPAA Privacy and Security Protections

On January 17th, 2013, new rules were issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that modify various HIPAA rules. The changes are primarily designed to engage privacy protections for patients and to strengthen the ability of the government to enforce the law. Here is an overview of some of the key […]

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