Electronic health records privacy compliance News
July 21, 2016
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
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
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
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.
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Blockchain technology -- already becoming widely used in financial industries -- is coming to healthcare, as the federal government and big companies get involved. Continue Reading
The second round of HIPAA audits have commenced, and most likely some healthcare organizations will be found to violate HIPAA. A health IT expert discusses common mistakes. Continue Reading
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
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Patients should freely and openly share health data so that data breaches won't matter, CIO John Halamka says. He also believes that choice should be up to each individual. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
As OCR HIPAA audits get underway, healthcare law expert David Harlow says healthcare organizations should prepare, and that patient access to data will be part of audits. Continue Reading
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Healthcare cybersecurity is a mixture of employee training and technology, but how much of either? And what cybersecurity strategies should be used? A security expert explains. Continue Reading
HIPAA violation examples make headlines every now and then, often with a hefty fine. The Office of Civil Rights laid out the five most common mistakes healthcare organizations make. Continue Reading
An expert offers strategies for securing mobile devices in healthcare settings, including restricting BYOD, personalized training for physicians and ransomware protection tools. Continue Reading
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Hospital data security is at the forefront of everyone's minds in health IT, especially with the increase in ransomware attacks. Two CIOs discuss the essential technology. Continue Reading
CIOs share the healthcare cybersecurity strategies and technologies they are using to secure their organizations at HIMSS 2016. Continue Reading
No one wants to be the next victim of a cyberattack. One CIO says that network monitoring is key to cybersecurity in healthcare. Continue Reading