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November 10, 2014
CMS data from public records request reveals physicians, hospitals fail meaningful use audits with missing or shoddy HIPAA security analysis.
March 27, 2014
Annual survey finds new worries among providers for healthcare data breaches -- but some indicators show they're getting a handle on containing risks.
January 21, 2014
A security software vendor survey shows providers are taking health data security very seriously; CEO says more employee education needed.
December 12, 2013
Patient data ownership is still misunderstood in health IT, and patient data security is becoming a more difficult problem to solve.
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The term 'HIPAA' is discussed so often that it can be easy to lose track of what it was created to do. Learn exactly what HIPAA is and how to stay on the right side of it. Continue Reading
The security concerns of providers have grown more complicated. Find out how healthcare facilities can allow the use of mobile devices and stay HIPAA-compliant. Continue Reading
Getting patients involved in Direct(ing) exchange of health data is coming in 2015, when developers finish their applications. Continue Reading
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One of Direct exchange's leading advocates discusses its future prospects for the HIE protocol, and how it supports meaningful use compliance. Continue Reading
A harmful new hacker tool, ransomware, haunts healthcare CIOs. Learn what providers need to do to shore up health data security and HIPAA compliance. Continue Reading
The ONC's outgoing Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts granted us an exit interview, and pulled no punches discussing very real health data security risks everywhere, including mobile health apps. Continue Reading
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Mobile healthcare security depends on a strong top-down approach that informs employees of all possible threats -- including physical theft and remote device hacks. Continue Reading
Healthcare technology has advanced to the point where mobile medical devices can reliably monitor patients, but their wider implementation will have to wait until security technology catches up. Continue Reading
Providers on the lookout for healthcare data breaches should take note of an HHS site that lists every security incident that affected more than 500 patients. Continue Reading
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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
From HIMSS 2014, ONC Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts offers survival strategies for new HIPAA audits under the omnibus rule. Continue Reading
The ONC's chief privacy officer uploaded two game-based HIPAA training modules to prepare players for compliance. Can you get a high score? Continue Reading