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OCR Issues New Telehealth Guidance

November 3, 2023
A woman talking to a doctor via a telehealth appointment

Last week, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR") released two new resources designed to assist patients in understanding the privacy and security risks to their health information associated with using telehealth, and steps that can be taken to reduce those risks. READ MORE

Refresher on Cybersecurity Resources for Health Care Entities

Matt Hafter James Shreve August 7, 2023
stethoscope and tablet ekg

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published new cybersecurity resources describing best practices for health care organizations. In its Hospital Cyber Resiliency Analysis Initiative: Landscape Analysis, HHS noted that “[t]he National Security Council (NSC) considers the [healthcare and public health] sector to be one of the top three sectors prioritized for additional cybersecurity attention” with the FBI now considering the patient and public safety risk that “cyber-attacks are posing on hospitals as ‘threat to life’ crimes.” READ MORE

Welcome to Digital Health Dispatch

July 25, 2023

As innovation and technology continue to transform health care, our multidisciplinary digital health team combines our legal experience and deep knowledge of the health care and technology industries to provide strategic, effective counsel to clients on matters across the digital health sector including technology transactions, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, cybersecurity/data privacy, financing and investments, intellectual property, and healthcare regulatory and compliance. READ MORE