Faruki Blog

There are no small breaches: OCR settles with UMASS Amherst

So we are barely out of November, and we have our thirteenth major HIPAA enforcement action for 2016. On November 22, 2016, the Office of Civil.. Read More

Security is More Than Keeping Information Private

I am always counseling my clients to be careful in their use of the term "breach." (I call it the "B Word"). The reason for such caution is because.. Read More

Getting Familiar with the HIPAA Data Breach Notification Rule (Part 3)

In previous installments, we have discussed two critical components of handling a breach of protected health information ("PHI") under HIPAA: .. Read More

HIPAA-Hop Hooray for Business Associates

For businesses working alongside healthcare providers, payers and clearinghouses, this September may be a stressful month preparations for the next.. Read More