The DWT PrivSecBlog is pleased to welcome a new contributor from whom visitors will start seeing posts from time-to-time, Adam H. Green. Adam is a veteran health law attorney and former key regulator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he played a fundamental role in administering and enforcing HIPAA privacy, security, and breach notification rules, and where his responsibilities included determining how HIPAA rules apply to new and emerging health information technologies.

He recently authored a two-part article explaining how HIPAA applies to mobile technologies and, when it applies, how software developers can help providers comply.  His first entry for the blog examines a recent criminal prosecution under HIPAA, which is the first ever premised on communications with a patient’s employer.  You can find the blog entry here.