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Health Information Privacy, Security & Breach Response

For over a decade, Davis Wright’s nationally recognized health information privacy and security team has been helping clients optimize their use of health information while guarding against privacy breaches and legal risks. Our attorneys are authorities on the complex and ever-changing state and federal regulations surrounding the use, exchange and protection of health information, including breach notification and other requirements under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health), including the new HIPAA omnibus rule.

At Davis Wright, we are dedicated to designing strategies that allow our clients to leverage their health information assets and address federal and state privacy laws. We counsel on breach detection and response, business associate contracts, information privacy and security policies and safeguards, as well as provide training on best practices for managing health data. Examples of our work in this area include:

  • Assisting covered entities, business associates and subcontractors comply with their HIPAA and HITECH obligations
  • Responding to a potential breach of health information in a manner that complies with federal and state breach notification laws and minimizes the risk of a successful class action suit
  • Counseling financial institutions on designing payment structures for the health care sector that comply with applicable HIPAA regulatory requirements
  • Assisting cloud services providers determine their status and potential obligations under HIPAA
  • Helping health information exchanges meet their obligations as business associates and understand how they can permissibly use and share health information
  • Assisting mobile-application developers design products and written materials that promote their health care clients’ compliance with HIPAA privacy and security requirements

Cost-effective HIPAA audit and solutions
We also developed the HIPAA Privacy Audit Toolkit. The Toolkit enables clients to uncover hidden privacy compliance vulnerabilities at a reasonable cost and offers consultation with one of our attorneys.

New HIPAA Audit resources now available
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