Warning! HIPAA is now larger, with teeth...

After the ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) or “The Obama Stimulus Bill” was signed into law in February of 2009 there are many new provisions for HIPAA to be aware of. The section of the bill known as HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) is of concern. What’s different? To begin with, HITECH adds the following requirements...

Website Design, Content and Legal Consid...

by Rebecca Umberger Look who’s searching… In today’s medicine, the web and social media are important and beneficial tools that should not be ignored.    According to an article from amednews Feb. 21, 2011, “New vital sign:  degree of patient’s online access” by Pamela Lewis Dolan, searching for health information is the third most common online activity behind checking...