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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.
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 ...
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 ...
September 22, 2016
Efforts to make health information available to patients are paying off, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. ONC published a data brief about how ...
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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
The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) regulates the production and sale of food, medicine, health technology and cosmetic products. The FDA, also called the USFDA, approves drugs and medical devices for sale and recalls unsafe products. 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
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Security is a top concern in health IT, especially given that attacks have become more sophisticated and frequent. A CIO talks about key technologies for preventing ransomware. Continue Reading
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
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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
Healthcare organizations can protect patient data from breaches with a three-layered approach that combines traditional and advanced protection features. Continue Reading
One healthcare organization is using Salesforce's Health Cloud as behavioral health tech to better schedule care givers, coordinate care and share patient information. Continue Reading