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June 27, 2014
We sat down with outgoing ONC Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts, who may surprise you with perspectives on health data security, patient privacy and her next act, post-ONC.
June 18, 2014
Can behavioral health data remained segregated, secure and compliant in electronic health records? Rule makers mull this technical difficulty.
March 05, 2014
An update to the CLIA gives all patients access to their lab results to further patient involvement in care.
November 19, 2013
The ONC's chief privacy officer uploaded two game-based HIPAA training modules to prepare players for compliance. Can you get a high score?
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Medical identity theft is the illegal access and use of someone’s personally identifiable information to fraudulently obtain medical service, prescription drugs or medical insurance coverage. The types of information stolen can include name, social ... Continue Reading
The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) is a nonprofit, individual membership organization that aims to help health care professionals with ethics and compliance. Continue Reading
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Strict healthcare privacy rules make SMS messaging a tough sell to care providers. More secure messaging is needed to meet their expectations. Continue Reading
A reader, responding to SearchHealthIT's interview with the national coordinator for health IT, explains the need for a master patient ID system. Continue Reading
The release of a security risk assessment tool to assist providers with HIPAA compliance was announced by the Department of Health and Human Services. Continue Reading
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When analyzing large quantities of patient data, patient information must be protected -- though there are some situations where physicians should be able to identify each subject. Continue Reading
Known informally as "the omnibus rule," last year's HHS HIPAA-update threw healthcare providers, payers and their business associates for a loop. The biggest changes wrought under the new rule affect HIPAA's Security Rule, with both business ... Continue Reading
More clinicians are using mobile devices for work, challenging healthcare IT departments to protect these devices without limiting user access. Continue Reading
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From HIMSS 2014, ONC Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts offers survival strategies for new HIPAA audits under the omnibus rule. Continue Reading
Clinicians are ordering more diagnostic tests than ever before. Hospitals need to store all that imaging data somewhere, often for 10 years or more. Continue Reading
IT pros offer cutting-edge tactics and policy for implementing mobile device security for BYOD in healthcare. Continue Reading