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Behind the Scenes

Jade M. Kelly

Jade M. Kelly
Partner
San Francisco, CA
415.805.7947

Jade Kelly advises health systems, hospitals, long-term care facilities, start-ups and other organizations on business and regulatory matters. Jade has extensive experience counseling clients regarding HIPAA, privacy and security, fraud and abuse, and other health care laws. She often helps start-ups with a broad range of legal issues impacting their businesses. Her practice also includes negotiating and structuring health care business arrangements and transactions, including negotiating and drafting service agreements and other contracts, mergers and acquisitions, setting-up health care entities, and hospital-physician alignment strategies.

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Health Privacy & Security, Privacy & Security
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Our Allies Under Attack! Ransomware Hits the Brits and Quickly Spreading Across Globe – Batten Down the Hatches NOW

What’s New?

Last week, numerous hospitals operated by Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) suffered a ransomware event in which hospital computer systems were encrypted, phone lines became inoperable, patients were diverted, and a Bitcoin ransom was demanded. Hospitals across Britain shut down their computer systems in order to protect patient data and prevent further spread and advised people to stay home unless there was an emergency. NHS Digital, Britain’s national hospital cybersecurity overseer, stated that 16 NHS organizations across Britain had reported an incident, but that the attack did not appear to be specifically targeting NHS hospitals. At this time, there is no indication that the ransomware has exfiltrated any personal data from the NHS.

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Health Privacy & Security, Privacy & Security
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New Director, Same Direction for OCR HIPAA Enforcement

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On Monday, the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced that CardioNet has entered into a $2.5 million HIPAA settlement. CardioNet provides mobile cardiac monitoring services and is the first wireless health services provider to enter into a settlement with OCR. CardioNet had not performed a risk analysis or adopted a risk management plan; its Security Rule policies and procedures were still in draft form; and CardioNet was unable to show that it had finalized and implemented any policies safeguarding ePHI, including safeguards for mobile devices. This lack of compliance with the Security Rule contributed to the theft of an employee’s laptop containing the unsecured ePHI of 1,391 individuals.

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Health Privacy & Security, Privacy & Security
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HIPAA Easter: OCR Continues to Censure Healthcare Providers for Overlooking the Security Rule

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Last week, the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that Denver-based Metro Community Provider Network (a federally-qualified health center or FQHC) will pay $400,000 and implement a corrective action plan to settle its violations of HIPAA. The violations include failure to conduct a risk analysis and implement a corresponding risk management plan in accordance with the HIPAA Security Rule, which resulted in vulnerabilities contributing to a data breach.

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