Topic: HIPAA

Session Replay Scripts: Time to Go Under the Hood on Your Organization’s Website

**This article was first published in the American Health Lawyers Association newsletter and is reprinted with permission. Given the ubiquity and utility of analytics in all facets of the modern health-care delivery system, it is not surprising that many organizations would be tempted to use these tools as marketing aids on their websites. Recent articles by privacy…

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CT Supreme Court: Patients Have Right to Sue Physicians for Unauthorized Disclosure of Confidential Medical Records

The Connecticut Supreme Court issued an opinion yesterday recognizing a common law duty of confidentiality arising from the physician-patient relationship and establishing a new private cause of action for breach of this duty. Connecticut now joins a number of states which allow patients to recover from physicians who disclose confidential medical information without authorization. Byrne…

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HIPAA in the Age of Ransomware

According to a recent US Government Interagency report, ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat, targeting users of all types, including health care facilities. This past spring, for example, the WannaCry ransomware crippled the UK’s National Health Service and drove hospitals in Connecticut to take action to secure their systems against the virus. And just…

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Thinking of Becoming a Concierge Practice? Some Legal Issues to Consider

Many primary care physicians are transitioning their practices to a “concierge” model, sometimes called “Direct Primary Care” or “Retainer” practice. In a concierge practice, patients pay a fixed annual or monthly fee to receive certain non-medical services in addition to the usual professional services rendered by physicians. Concierge services include such “extras” as same-day or…

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