Fast facts about the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

Fast facts about the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

If you’ve never heard of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), you’re not alone. But Illinois has some of the strictest laws about how biometric information is collected, protected, and used — and violations can carry hefty fines. Many healthcare providers and practices collect and share biometric information without recognizing this legal quagmire. For...

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Legal Risks of Sharing Patient Photos in Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Legal Risks of Sharing Patient Photos in Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Just because your peers feature before-and-after photos in their marketing doesn’t mean that it’s legally compliant. Learn the risks of sharing patient photos and how you can stay on the right side of HIPAA and your state laws. Testimonials from real patients are some of the most compelling marketing tools available. For that reason, and...

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5 Things Healthcare Providers are Doing Wrong on Social Media

5 Things Healthcare Providers are Doing Wrong on Social Media

Are your social media practices compliant with HIPAA and other medical privacy laws? If you’re not careful, that seemingly harmless post can land you in hot water.  Avoid these five common mistakes healthcare professionals make on social media. Most of us cannot go more than 10 minutes without checking our Twitter or Facebook feeds for updates....

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What U.S. Healthcare Providers Need to Know About GDPR

What U.S. Healthcare Providers Need to Know About GDPR

Over the past few months, you probably noticed the deluge of emails from major companies informing you of changes to their online privacy policies. This was largely in response to the European Union’s (EU) adoption of its new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect on May 25, 2018. What is GDPR? Does it...

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