Personal health information is arguably the most sensitive and highly valued data in the digital world because of the spider web effect it has on potentially opening up additional portals of useful confidential data. The healthcare industry is constantly facing cyber threats from a variety of different vectors and actors, both domestic and international. Coupled with the fact that it is a meticulously regulated industry under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and it becomes clear that healthcare providers, along with their vendors which includes business associates, need to approach cybersecurity and data privacy with the seriousness it commands.
XPAN Law’s skilled team of attorneys are well-versed in the complexities of this comprehensive regulation, like the HIPAA Security Rule, the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and the HITECH Act. We continually re-examine these regulations and the contractual obligations of our clients to provide them with balanced counseling and timely guidance in the areas of cybersecurity and data privacy. Bringing a multidisciplinary approach combining legal experience with technology know-how that acknowledges at the same time the unique organizational blueprint of our corporate clients, XPAN Law understands the language of law and technology to put our clients in the best strategic position to protect PHI while doing so in a cost-effective manner.