Brooks Pierce Attorney Featured in Healthcare Risk Management


In an article published in Healthcare Risk Management, Claire O’Brien discusses the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) settlement agreement related to a ransomware attack.

The article includes questions that O’Brien suggests health care businesses could consider asking about electronic protected health information (ePHI) and cybersecurity. "We're seeing it impact smaller organizations, too, so it doesn't happen only to major healthcare systems. Everyone, even small providers, needs to be aware of the risk of cyber threats like ransomware hacking attacks because we're seeing these happen regularly," said O'Brien.

O'Brien advises companies and individuals in the health care, medical device and pharmaceutical industries on a myriad of regulatory compliance issues.

To access the full article, click here.


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