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OCR’s Quick-Response Checklist for Cyber Attacks Useful for Responding to Petya Ransomware Blitz

Earlier this year, ransomware known as Wannacry crippled Britain’s National Health Service and spread across the globe affecting many other organizations, large and small. Now, many organizations are grappling with a new onslaught caused by similar ransomware dubbed Petya.

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FDA Announces Innovation Plan to Reboot Digital Health Device Regulation

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Congress on Notice: Health Care Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition

Earlier this month, the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force sent to Congress the Report On Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry.

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Not Just for Health Care Providers Anymore: Health IT Vendor Pays $155 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case

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Tally-ho! Flurry of Legislative Activity Signals Ease on Federal Barriers to Telehealth

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In recent months, a number of bills have been introduced or passed in Congress that would ease federal health care programs’ restrictions on telehealth. Currently, Medicare has strict limitations on telehealth. But bipartisan groups of Senators have introduced two bills seeking to expand telehealth services covered by Medicare.

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Our Allies Under Attack! Ransomware Hits the Brits and Quickly Spreading Across Globe – Batten Down the Hatches NOW

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FCC Paving the Way for Advancement of Telehealth

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The Federal Communications Commission recently solicited public comment on how it can better facilitate broadband-enabled health care solutions by adopting new policies or removing existing regulatory barriers. Initial comments are due on May 24, while reply comments are due June 8 of this year. 

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Mobile Health Oops! New York Takes Action While Federal Regulators Falter

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How Millennials Will Change Health Care IT

* The following article was originally published by Healthcare Business & Technology. To read it on the Healthcare Business & Technology website, click here

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FTC Arms Businesses and Consumers Against Ransomware

Ransomware is a living-nightmare for the health care industry, with attacks or threats of attacks increasing and the consequences potentially devastating to patients and businesses. The Federal Trade Commission recently issued guidance for both businesses and consumers on defending against ransomware, which Arent Fox attorneys Sarah Bruno, Eva Pulliam, and Lourdes Turrecha analyze in the article below.

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