& Goodwin Health Law attorney William J. Roberts recently discussed ways
health care organizations can broaden their data privacy and security efforts as
they are faced with the expanding scope of privacy laws.
During a webinar conference by the Health Care Compliance
Association, as well as in comments to several national health care
publications, Mr. Roberts discussed strategies for vendor due diligence;
policies, procedures and model contract language for vendors, including
business associates and non-business associate vendors; and best practices for
managing vendor privacy issues, including dealing with data breaches.
In addition to being a member of the
firm’s Health Law Practice, Mr. Roberts is Chair of its Privacy and Data
Protection group. He focuses his practice on health
care corporate, regulatory, data privacy and compliance matters. He routinely advises
clients on data privacy and security laws, particularly as those laws intersect
with the health care industry. Mr. Roberts prepares comprehensive privacy
and data security programs and policies for businesses, and regularly counsels
clients regarding the collection, use, retention, disclosure, transfer and
disposal of protected health information and personal information. He has
assisted clients navigate and remediate more than 150 data breaches.
To read his comments, click here.
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