01-23-13 | Blog Post
Join us January 31st @2PM ET for a webinar with Brian Balow of the Dickinson Wright law firm to find out how the latest HIPAA modifications affect the healthcare industry and healthcare vendors.
Title: No More Excuses: HHS Releases Tough Final HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules
Register: Online with GoToMeeting
When: Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 2-3 PM ET
Description: On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services released its long-anticipated modifications to the Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under HIPAA/HITECH.
These modifications leave no doubt that covered entities, business associates, and their subcontractors must understand the application of these Rules to their operations, and must take steps to ensure compliance with these Rules in order to avoid liability.
Join us for a discussion of the modifications, their impact on covered entities, business associates, and subcontractors, and mechanisms for minimizing the risk of HIPAA liability.
To learn more about the modifications, read our recent articles:
How the Final Omnibus Rule Affects HIPAA Cloud Computing Providers
The long-awaited final modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement and Breach Rules were introduced Thursday. The 563-word document outlines the changes that were initially slated for implementation last summer (remember the omnibus rule?). So how do these modifications affect … Continue reading →
HIPAA Omnibus Rule Narrows the HIPAA Hosting Market
The final HIPAA omnibus rule released late last week holds business associates (BAs) and subcontractors (the BA of a business associate) directly liable for compliance with the HIPAA rules, and sets a deadline for compliance with the new modifications. There’s … Continue reading →
Brian Balow, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Brian Balow is a member of the law firm Dickinson Wright PLLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of information technology, healthcare law, and intellectual property. Brian has worked with Fortune 100 clients over the last fifteen years on Information Technology-related matters, including the drafting and negotiation of agreements, formulation and implementation of policies and procedures for the management of IT (including outsourcing-related issues), counseling and advising on privacy and data security issues, and assisting clients in favorably resolving disputes with IT vendors (including disputes with the BSA and SIIA).
More recently, Brian has spoken and written extensively on healthcare IT and telemedicine issues (including HIPAA/HITECH issues). In 2012, Brian presented on social media in healthcare issues at HIMSS12 in Las Vegas and to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in Idaho, on regulation of mHealth technology at the SoCal HIMSS Health IT Innovation Summit in Yorba Linda, California, and on BYOD issues at the HIMSS mHealth Summit in Washington, DC. In December of 2011, Brian contributed the chapter entitled “Allocation and Mitigation of Liability” to the ABA Health Law Section’s “E-Health, Privacy, and Security Law” treatise.
Brian is a 1988 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was twice a scholarship recipient and was Managing Editor of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. Following graduation, Brian served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. James Harvey in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.
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