radar Health Law Scan

Legal Insights and Perspectives for the Healthcare Industry
The Seventh Circuit recently rejected a series of class action claims against Google and the University of Chicago Medical Center alleging that the medical center improperly sold patient health information to the tech giant, which, in conjunction with Google’s other data, could be used to reveal patient identities and other sensitive information. The court’s July 11, 2023 decision is a major win for privacy compliance officers, whose jobs have become increasingly arduous with the proliferation of new privacy laws and the potential for significant consequences for violations.
Members of our labor and employment team recently published a LawFlash discussing the US Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) April 14 issuance of three pieces of subregulatory guidance addressing the cybersecurity practices of retirement plan sponsors, vendors, and plan participants respectively. This resource, which includes our team’s analysis and observations, may be of particular interest to employers in the healthcare sector, who are all too familiar with how important it is to keep data secure.
Last month we had an incredibly insightful Fast Break analyzing a significant HIPAA enforcement victory for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson) in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. If you missed our live program with Morgan Lewis partner Scott McBride and MD Anderson Deputy Chief Compliance Officer Krista Barnes, you can still view the presentation, or check out the highlights below.