Intellectual Property

Health Care Information Security

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HITECH amendments and the revised privacy and security rules have the health sector adjusting to new expectations and increased enforcement, all complicated by the rapid expansion of mobile technologies to facilitate access to patient data. The evolution of cloud computing, EHRs, and PHRs potentially enhances both patient outcomes and information risk. We counsel you on these issues, as well as the complexities of health record interoperability, genetic privacy, and compliance with state health privacy laws.