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March 11, 2012  8:14 PM

ONC tapping public to set security standards for mobile health devices



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Data privacy and security, HIPAA, mhealth, Mobile, Mobile security, ONC

In the age of electronic data exchange, securing mobile devices has been a chief concern of IT professionals, with many devices handling sensitive protected health information (PHI) on a daily basis. And as...

November 27, 2011  10:28 PM

Steps to secure mobile devices in health care



Posted by: RedaChouffani
data breach, Data privacy and security, HIPAA, mhealth, mHealth security, Mobile device security, mobile health, mobile HIPAA, smartphones

Unless you've been living under a rock, the rising adoption rate of mobile devices, specifically smartphones and tablets, has been hard to ignore.

While mobile devices are opening access to online information like never before for both patients and...


November 20, 2011  9:52 PM

HIPAA audits just around the corner



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Audit, Data privacy and security, HHS OCR, HIPAA, HIPAA audits, Office of Civil Rights

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Office for Civil Righs (OCR) announced that they will begin the process of auditing covered entities and their business associates to ensure their compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and Breach Notification...


October 9, 2011  10:12 PM

Can patient information one day be sold?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Data mining, Data privacy and security, EHR adoption, HIPAA, Patient privacy, Population health

No one can argue that there has been a recent increase in the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in both the hospital and outpatient settings. As those in the industry are well aware of by now, this has been mostly due to the...


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