Susan Huntington and Eric Fader were quoted in an article, "Growing HIPAA Focus Leads To Fresh Compliance Options," published in Law360. The article features Day Pitney's recently updated HIPAA self-assessment tool, which was designed to provide an easy and cost-effective way for organizations to perform a self-assessment of HIPAA compliance based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") expanded audit protocol. According to Law360, the tool "distills the technical requirements of HIPAA's privacy, security and breach notification requirements into straightforward questions that are easier for companies to tackle than trying to take on the rule in its entirety." Huntington told Law360 that the self-assessment tool offers companies an alternative to hiring outside consultants, which can be extremely expensive and time-consuming. "We thought that with our tool, we would model it on areas that OCR identified as being important in their audits and allow organizations to do their own self-assessments, which is very cost-effective and helps them identify the areas they need to focus on," Huntington said. Fader told Law360 that the tool can help health care providers improve their HIPAA compliance. "The important thing is that you've done an assessment," he said. "Hopefully, this tool can be the first step maybe not toward being perfect, because very few organizations are at 100 percent, but of getting from 50 percent or 60 percent to 95 percent, which will be looked favorably upon by OCR if there is ever an investigation."
Susan Huntington served as a primary author of "Issues and Considerations in an Evolving Liability Environment: Summaries and Checklists Regarding Protections for Board of Directors and Executive Officers," a toolkit published by the American Health Lawyers Association's (AHLA) Business Law and Governance Practice Group.
On September 20, Susan Huntington presented during an educational call-in discussion, "Insurance and Coverage Risk Management Approaches to Address the Opioid Crisis," for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).
Day Pitney was a presenting sponsor of the 14th Annual Women of Innovation Awards gala, presented by the Connecticut Technology Council and held at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, CT.
Erin Magennis Healy, Lori J. Braender and Thomas A. Zalewski authored an article, "A Provider's Guide to Managing a Medical Device Recall," which was published in the American Health Lawyers Association Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law.
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Day Pitney's recently updated HIPAA self-assessment tool was featured in an article published in Clinical Lab Products magazine.
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Day Pitney LLP is pleased to announce the availability of its updated HIPAA Self-Assessment Tool 2.0 ("Tool"), designed to provide an easy and cost-effective way for organizations to perform a self-assessment of HIPAA compliance based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") expanded audit protocol.
Susan Huntington authored a chapter, "Enterprise Risk Approach to Successful Population Management," in the recently published third edition of the "Enterprise Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Entities."