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January 8, 2013  11:04 AM

North Idaho data breach fine makes history

Posted by: adelvecchio
data breach, health care data breach, hhs, medicaid, patient data security

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the first settlement involving a data breach affecting fewer than 500 patients has been paid by Hospice of North Idaho. The breach, which occurred in June 2010, was a...

August 16, 2012  3:19 PM

1,000 patients voice concerns about EHR security in survey

Posted by: DonFluckinger
EHR, EHR security, HIPAA compliance, HIPAA security, patient data security

Finally, someone decided to ask patients how they feel about EHR security, or how much they trust their providers' EHR systems. No consultants, regulators or blue-sky technologists were allowed in this survey. Health IT distributor CDW Healthcare surveyed 1,000 patients (age and...

January 19, 2012  4:15 PM

Big data targets the health care industry

Posted by: AnneSteciw
big data, clinical data analytics, health data storage, patient data security

It's no surprise that more pundits are starting to sing about big data and health care sittin' in a tree -- after all, the health care industry generates huge volumes of data, much of it unstructured. A

November 21, 2011  12:57 PM

Will expanding patient access to lab results overburden hospitals?

Posted by: Beastwood
AHA, HIMSS, patient data security, patient engagement

A proposed rule that would provide for direct patient access to lab results has drawn the ire of two key professional organizations. The proposed rule, released Sept. 12, would modify HIPAA and the Clinical...

October 5, 2011  10:40 AM

Spotlight on AHIMA members as health care data breach numbers rise

Posted by: DonFluckinger
AHIMA, data breach, data breaches, data loss prevention, health care data breach, HIPAA, patient data security

SALT LAKE CITY -- It's simply crazy how frequently "data breach" is showing up on Google News's left hand column of trending topics lately. It seems -- at least, empirically -- that nine times out of 10 when you click on "data breach" to find out what is the latest story getting major traction,...

August 30, 2011  12:32 PM

No time like the present to create a health care social media policy

Posted by: Beastwood
CDC, patient data security, social media, Veterans Affairs

Last week's East Coast earthquake proved the power of social media to report disasters, as millions took to Twitter and Facebook to report that they felt the earth move under their...

June 6, 2011  1:06 PM

Verizon updates partner, security management programs for health care

Posted by: Beastwood
HIPAA business associate, patient data security, risk management, Verizon

Verizon Business has updated its partner and security management programs to help address the health care industry's increasingly complex data security...

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March 16, 2011  1:00 AM

Cost of a data breach rises over last 12 months

Posted by: DonFluckinger
data breach, HIPAA, patient data security, PHI

Setting aside the somewhat nebulous costs of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement and the negative publicity involved with data breaches, we can still say definitively that the cost of a health care data breach is rising. How much? It costs $20,663 to resolve a...

February 25, 2011  1:30 PM

Bringing application risk management to health care

Posted by: Beastwood
application security, HIMSS 2011, patient data security, risk management

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Given that the majority of health care data breaches occur at the application layer, health care organizations need to make application risk management a high...

January 6, 2011  10:49 AM

What’s in store for health care technology in 2011

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
HIPAA, medical errors, patient data security

By David Schneider, Editorial Assistant With having reflected already on the top health care technology and

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