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Protecting Health Information from Hackers – Comments by Robert Hudock

Robert Hudock, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice at Epstein Becker Green, was quoted in an article titled “10 Steps for Thwarting EHR Hackers.

Following is an excerpt:

It’s bad enough that the number of security breaches of patient protected health information appears to be skyrocketing. But it feels downright creepy when the breach is at the hands of a hacker, as was the recent attack by Eastern European hackers that breached almost 800,000 Medicaid recipients in Utah.

And while a lot of hackers are attacking EHRs to steal the … Continue Reading

JOBS Act Provides Encouragement for Start-Ups and Emerging Growth Companies

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act or JOBS Act.  In light of the sharp decline in the number of companies entering the U.S. capital markets through IPOs over the last ten years, Congress recognized a need for this legislation since small companies are critical to economic growth and job creation.  To promote growth and assist small companies in gaining access to capital, the JOBS Act amends the securities laws in several ways, which include the following:

(i)                  Establishes a new category of issuers known as “Emerging Growth Companies” (EGCs) which are … Continue Reading

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