Watkins & Eager offers comprehensive advice on managing health information privacy and security and on compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Our professionals work with a range of clients, including healthcare providers, health plans, insurance companies, drug and device manufacturers, and consulting firms.  Our experience includes:

  • Determining whether HIPAA applies
  • Identifying all uses and disclosures of protected health information
  • Performing and assisting with privacy/security audits and gap analyses
  • Designing and implementing HIPAA training programs
  • Drafting and updating contracts as the law changes, including with customers and vendors (e.g., business associate agreements, confidentiality provisions, security requirements, etc.)
  • Identifying “business associates” and drafting and amending contracts with them
  • Establishing disciplinary policies for persons and entities that exhibit non-compliance
  • Representing clients who experience a breach and counseling through the breach notification rules

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