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  • OCR issued guidance on ransomware this week (link goes to blog post; here’s a direct link to the ransomware guidance ), after a widely-reported spate of ransomware attacks hit the healthcare industry (and as a likely large proportion of healthcare...

  • Join me and my guests for a Privacy & Security “Blab” Friday May 13 at 2 pm ET (details below) ... or catch the replay at your convenience ... Data privacy and security issues remain top of mind across the...

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  • Join your colleagues to discuss healthcare strategies and developments on Friday, May 20 th (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) for an Annual Health Law Symposium at the MBA, 20 West Street, Boston, MA. This year’s substantive and engaging presentations will...

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  • Healthcare data and the burgeoning health sector are increasingly under attack by cyber security criminals. Healthcare data is sensitive and confidential -- it includes HIPAA Security Rule protections governing electronic individually identifiable...

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  • On March 21, 2016, OCR finally announced Phase Two of its HIPAA Audit program (short version in the presser ). Phase 1 , you may recall, kicked off in 2011 and consisted of 115 audits of covered entities. OCR has had some hiccups along the way,...

HEALTH LAW LEADERSHIP

Lorianne M. Sainsbury-Wong (left), chair
Donald  Whitmore (right), vice chair

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Deborah Wheaton Hemdal, Esq. has a solo law practice in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.  Her work focuses mainly on family law and special education issues. She works primarily with families with disabled children, both minors and adults. Hemdal is an adjunct instructor in the Rabb School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Brandeis University. She is also an adjunct instructor with the legal studies program at Newbury College.
 
Hemdal’s volunteer activities reflect her commitment to the disabled and rights for all. She serves as chair of the Human Rights Committee for the Horace Mann Educational Association, and she also volunteers the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury and serves as a town meeting member in Shrewsbury. Hemdal co-authored an article for the Health Law Section in the January/February edition of the Massachusetts Lawyers Journal entitled “Software Companies versus Doctors: Who Owns Electronic Health Records?” She recently presented at seminars on “Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights” and “Disciplining Students with Behavioral Issues” for the National Business Institute Inc. She also presented a webinar for the Rabb School at Brandeis University on “Who Has Access to Your Medical Records.”
 
Hemdal holds a BA degree (Government) from Cornell University; an MA (Political Science) from Binghamton University, and a JD from Western New England University. She is licensed in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.
 

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