Electronic health records security compliance News
November 04, 2016
In keynote at CHIME16 Fall CIO Forum conference of healthcare CIOs, White House CIO Tony Scott says they should be wary of the internet of things and focus on cybersecurity.
September 28, 2016
Get used to it. Blockchain is invading health IT. And it's moving fast. Sure, while blockchain's encrypted distributed ledger technology has already made big inroads in the finance sector, in ...
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.
June 30, 2016
A recent health IT conference was a forum for health IT and cybersecurity vendors to reach healthcare organizations and potential customers; the HIT Squad talks with the vendors.
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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
With accelerated interest in applications for blockchain in the healthcare industry, a health IT expert discusses use cases for the technology in health IT. 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
While much of healthcare has gone digital, some hospitals and many smaller providers still use paper records; Brother print-fax-store machines are HIPAA-compliant for print. 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
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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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To protect medical imaging systems from breaches or attacks, hospitals should focus on cross-department cooperation and take a holistic approach to cybersecurity. Continue Reading
Ransomware attacks on hospitals garner media attention and create headaches for health IT pros. The cloud offers potential answers, but it may not be better than on-premises defenses. 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