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Top OCR HIPAA official leaves post

HCPro / HIPAA Update, May 11, 2011

A top Office for Civil Rights official who played a big role in shaping law and regulations surrounding HIPAA has left the government for a position with a law firm. Adam H. Greene, a 12-year health law veteran and key regulator for the HIPAA privacy and security enforcer under the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), is joining the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in their Washington, D.C. office, effective May 16, the law office announced in a press release Monday, May 9.During the past five years at OCR, Greene, according to the release, has been one of the preeminent national experts on privacy, security and breach notification, speaking on behalf of OCR to consumer and industry associations at more than 15 conferences since the beginning of 2010.