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December 28, 2016
Vendors and patient advocates criticize computerized physician order entry ban following new Joint Commission and CMS clarification of secure texting rules.
October 12, 2016
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
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.
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The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, commonly known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule, establishes the first national standards to protect patients' personal health information. Continue Reading
Under the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, a HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA) is a contract between a HIPAA-covered entity and a HIPAA business associate (BA). Continue Reading
Blockchain technology -- already becoming widely used in financial industries -- is coming to healthcare, as the federal government and big companies get involved. Continue Reading
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Blockchain distributed ledger technology bears big potential and poses challenges for health IT applications; supporters and skeptics debated blockchain at a government workshop. Continue Reading
BALTIMORE --Two main points stood out most when a leading ONC official took the stage at today’s AHIMA conference: MACRA and data segmentation for patient privacy. The release of the final MACRA ... Continue Reading
Big data in healthcare presents many positive possibilities for patient care. But as David Lazarus writes in his recent column in the Los Angeles Times, while big data presents many benefits -- ... Continue Reading
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In this podcast, a health IT compliance expert discusses how security is essential to achieving true patient privacy practices and offers three security tactics. Continue Reading
Fighting ransomware in healthcare is an ongoing and seemingly never-ending battle. A health IT security expert discusses effective tactics healthcare organizations can take. Continue Reading
A healthcare ransomware attack may be inevitable. They've increased 300% since 2015. One CIO says that prevention measures and backups are key to protecting the organization. Continue Reading
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Healthcare organizations can protect patient data from breaches with a three-layered approach that combines traditional and advanced protection features. 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
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