Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Texas Health System Pays $2.4M to Settle Unauthorized Patient Disclosure," published in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch. The article discusses a $2.4 million settlement that Texas-based Memorial Hermann Health System reached with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) after it disclosed a patient's identity in a press release without authorization. While one might assume that the OCR must have already covered all possible types of HIPAA violations in its press releases on settlements, Fader told Bloomberg BNA, the settlement illustrates that the agency is continually coming up with new wrinkles. "This settlement is the clearest example I've seen of the principle that the egregiousness of the conduct matters more than the number of individuals affected, and I have no doubt that the OCR, in making the settlement the subject of a press release, intended to drive home this exact point," Fader said. He added that Memorial Hermann's size and perceived ability to pay were likely factors in determining the settlement amount.
Susan Huntington will be one of the featured speakers during the Second Annual Cohen Veterans Care Summit, September 27-28.
Last Thursday, Senate Republicans unveiled the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, a bill that, if enacted, would make sweeping changes to the current system of federal healthcare taxes and subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Eric Fader authored a chapter in the 2017 edition of Westlaw's "Data Security and Privacy Law" treatise, published by Thomson Reuters.
Steven A. Cash, Benjamin H. Nissim and David Forscey, policy analyst for the Homeland Security & Public Safety Division of the National Governors Association, co-authored an article, "Cybersecurity Is The Next Frontier Of State Regulation," for Law360.
On March 15, Eric Fader will be presenting a live webinar, "Navigating Legal Issues in Neuromonitoring," for The American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM).
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Is the Federal Insurance Exchange Secure?," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Cybersecurity Costs Could Prompt Future Hospital Mergers," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health IT Law & Industry Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Electronic Health Records Rise Above Harvey's Floodwaters," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article. "Cyber Risks Mounting for Networked Medical Devices," published in Bloomberg BNA's Medical Devices Law & Industry Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Wellmark's Iowa ACA Exchange Exit Prompts Civil Rights Complaint," published in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch.