Electronic health records privacy compliance

  • December 28, 2016 28 Dec'16

    Joint Commission bans CPOE secure texting for physicians

    Vendors and patient advocates criticize computerized physician order entry ban following new Joint Commission and CMS clarification of secure texting rules.

  • October 12, 2016 12 Oct'16

    OCR HIPAA guidance

    As Boston lawyer and HIPAA healthcare expert David Harlow points out in his eminently useful blog post on the Office for Civil Rights' recent guidance on cloud computing, there's really not that ...

  • July 21, 2016 21 Jul'16

    Under HIPAA audit program, 167 healthcare organizations to be audited

    OCR has emailed notices to 167 healthcare organizations that they will be scrutinized under the HIPAA program for compliance with the law's privacy and security rules.

  • May 13, 2016 13 May'16

    Healthcare data breaches widespread, Ponemon survey shows

    As ransomware and other cyberattacks mount, 89% of healthcare organizations and their business associates have been hit by data breaches, and 50% of them were by cybercriminals.

  • May 04, 2016 04 May'16

    Joint Commission gets hip to text messaging

    The Joint Commission, the independent nonprofit that functions as a sort of unofficial arm of government healthcare regulatory agencies, has essentially reversed its 2011 opinion on clinician text ...

  • April 26, 2016 26 Apr'16

    Healthcare information security tops purchasing survey

    In a TechTarget survey, health IT buyers said they are looking at security compliance ahead of analytics and EHR systems. Meanwhile, mobility is up as well.

  • April 25, 2016 25 Apr'16

    HIPAA audit protocol signals audit process underway

    As it prepares to launch audits of healthcare organizations and their business associates, OCR issues audit protocol as a guide to compliance with HIPAA security and privacy rules.

  • April 11, 2016 11 Apr'16

    Data security in healthcare tops health IT buying intentions

    Healthcare data security and HIPAA compliance emerged as the top areas in a TechTarget survey of 2016 health IT buying intentions. Meanwhile, cloud and mobility are growing quickly.

  • March 25, 2016 25 Mar'16

    HIPAA audits and their discontents

    Now that it appears the long-awaited HIPAA audits of healthcare organizations and their business associates are actually starting, it's worth noting that not everyone is thrilled about the ...

  • March 25, 2016 25 Mar'16

    After many delays, OCR HIPAA audits will start in 2016

    After a nearly two-year delay, OCR HIPAA audits of healthcare organizations are starting this year, though it is unclear exactly when audits will begin.

  • February 29, 2016 29 Feb'16

    Healthcare cybersecurity means more than data breach prevention

    Healthcare facilities have a lot to worry about when it comes to securing every device and all the data that's kept in and passed through their systems. This issue of Pulse takes a closer look at how healthcare providers manage patient ...

  • February 23, 2016 23 Feb'16

    ONC survey: Growth of confidence in EHR privacy and security

    Patients' trust in providers' abilities to protect EHR privacy and security is steadily increasing to the point where more than three-quarters of patients support the idea of providers ...

  • January 04, 2016 04 Jan'16

    Appropriations act to spawn healthcare cybersecurity group

    The Department of Health and Human Services is in charge of assembling a healthcare cybersecurity group, which will evaluate other industries and apply their lessons to healthcare.

  • July 24, 2015 24 Jul'15

    With continuing breaches, mHealth should learn from past thefts

    Data breaches in healthcare won't be stopping anytime soon. At the mHealth + Telehealth World Congress, experts said learning from past thefts is key.

  • April 13, 2015 13 Apr'15

    Expert warns OCR HIPAA audits ahead

    In this podcast, first of a two-part series, CynergisTek health data privacy expert David Holtzman says the 2015 round of HIPAA audits are coming soon.