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Electronic health records privacy compliance

  • ONC official: Hospitals may already be familiar with new MACRA provisions

    Kristen Lee - News Writer 17 Oct 2016
  • 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 ...

  • The trade-off to big data in healthcare: Privacy

    Kristen Lee - News Writer 13 Oct 2016
  • 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 -- ...

  • OCR HIPAA guidance

    Shaun Sutner - News and Features Writer 12 Oct 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 ...

  • Joint Commission gets hip to text messaging

    Shaun Sutner - News and Features Writer 04 May 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 ...

  • HIPAA audits and their discontents

    Shaun Sutner - News and Features Writer 25 Mar 2016
  • Now that it appears the long-awaited HIPAA audits of healthcare organizations and their business associates are actually starting, it's worth noting that not everyone is thrilled about the ...

  • ONC survey: Growth of confidence in EHR privacy and security

    Alex DelVecchio - Content Development Strategist 23 Feb 2016
  • Patients' trust in providers' abilities to protect EHR privacy and security is steadily increasing to the point where more than three-quarters of patients support the idea of providers ...