Category Archives: Technology

OCR to Increase Efforts to Investigate Privacy Breaches of Unsecured Protected Heath Information Affecting Fewer Than 500 Individuals

By: Edward J. Welch The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that investigates privacy breaches of unsecured, protected health information (PHI) under the Health Information Technology for Economic … Continue reading

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Data Analytics and Population Health – Keys to the Transition to Payment for Quality and Cost Effectiveness

By: Paul R. DeMuro In 1854, John Snow helped solve a public health problem by concluding that the cause of cholera in London was primarily from people drinking water from the pump on Broad Street which had the bacterium that … Continue reading

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Demystifying Data Analytics for General Counsel

By: Paul DeMuro One cannot go anywhere these days and not hear about data analytics and big data. These concepts are becoming increasingly relevant in health care. We see applications in banking (electronic banking) and the use of customer data … Continue reading

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Paul DeMuro Published in Compliance Today

Fort Lauderdale Of Counsel Paul DeMuro penned two articles in the October 2015 issue of Compliance Today magazine, published by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). The monthly publication includes educational articles on enforcement actions, new and changing regulations and … Continue reading

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Biomedical Informatics’ Global Reach

By: Paul DeMuro One need only spend a few days at an international meeting of biomedical informaticians, physicians, and other scientists to realize quite quickly that many countries across the globe are experiencing many of the same issues in their … Continue reading

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Nationally Regarded Health Care Information and Technology Attorney Paul R. DeMuro Joins Broad and Cassel’s Fort Lauderdale Office

Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel today announced the addition of Paul R. DeMuro, who joins the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office as of counsel in the Health Law Practice Group. DeMuro has a broad-based health law background, a unique knowledge … Continue reading

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The Impact of Wide Spread Data Breaches on Patient Disclosures

With all of the data breaches that have been happening around the country, an interesting issue has been raised by a practicing physician  — whether patients will continue to freely discuss their medical condition and health history if they know … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity and the Health Care Board

According to a recent article from the American Health Lawyers Association, “there is overwhelming evidence that health care boards must adopt a more organized and concerted approach to matters of cybersecurity and data protection.” Please click here to learn more.

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Proposal would allow eligible physicians to obtain expedited licenses in multiple states

A proposed interstate medical licensure compact would make it easier for physicians to become licensed in multiple states, a move many experts believe can pave the way for greater telemedicine use and ease the physician shortage. Please click here to … Continue reading

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Stolen laptops mean $2M in mega fines

Unencrypted laptops and mobile devices pose significant risks to the security of patient information, according to the HHS Office for Civil Rights. Please click here to read more.

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