Matthew Fisher is the Chair of the Health Law Group at Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP based in Worcester, MA. Mr. Fisher regularly works with clients in all aspects of HIPAA compliance, including development of policies and procedures to demonstrate an effective compliance program, ongoing support when issues arise and responding to actual or suspected breaches. Mr. Fisher has experience with individual physicians, physician groups, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities as well as health information technology companies, such as mobile application developers. Mr. Fisher also advises clients on complying with and living under other healthcare regulatory schemes, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and state licensure.
Ransomware attacks frequently appear in the news, especially in healthcare where entities suffering an attack are obligated to report it as a likely breach. The looming threat has many entities fearing the consequences, which can be far reaching. However, HIPAA offers some means of addressing concerns associated with ransomware as well as the ability to potentially reduce risks. This session will address recent HIPAA-based guidance regarding ransomware and assess how policies and procedures should be modified to consider the continually evolving threat presented by ransomware.
In this session, our panel of healthcare attorneys will provide practical advice and insight on key healthcare privacy and security topics. Whether you’ve got a question on cyber security insurance, BAAs, HIPAA audits, or any other topic, this session is designed to deliver the sound guidance you need. So bring your questions, step to the microphone, and ask away!