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May 14, 2013  9:56 PM

Top mobile device security considerations



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIPAA, MDM, Mobile, security

Many IT executives are continuously reviewing the state of their mobile device management (MDM) strategy, in response to the increasing use of mobile devices and in order to meet compliance requirements. For many...

January 21, 2013  10:00 PM

Latest HIPAA rule protects EHRs



Posted by: RedaChouffani
data breach, EHR, EHR implementation, HIPAA, Updated security

Many consider the several data breaches in hospitals across the nation clear indications that more should be done to ensure the security and protection of EHRs. In recent months, some breaches, like those at the University of Virginia's


January 7, 2013  8:50 PM

CMS delays enforcement rules for HIPAA covered entities



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Affordable Care Act, CMS, HIPAA

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services announced a delay to their enforcement of compliance with the operating rules...


December 4, 2012  8:03 AM

Social media in healthcare: Its role in patient engagement



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIPAA, patient portal, privacy, Social media

Last year the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented a policy that encourages employees to leverage the emerging social media platforms to enhance communication and information exchange. The implementation of...


November 13, 2012  6:43 PM

HIT committees looking for input on patients’ access to PHI



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIPAA, PHI, PHR, security

The Privacy and Security Tiger Team of the Health IT Policy Committee, and the


August 20, 2012  8:05 PM

Small to mid-size practices may have the biggest security vulnerabilities



Posted by: RedaChouffani
data breach, HIPAA, security

Protecting patient electronic medical records continues to be a very key focus area for all organizations who have adopted EMR. However, the approach and steps that are being taken to ensure that tend to vary significantly from one organization to another. Security experts agree...


May 13, 2012  6:20 PM

Health information privacy and security measures in the meaningful use stage 1



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIPAA, Meaningful use, privacy, security

Privacy and Security continue to be on top of the health IT priority list. And as some of the new measures associated with Meaningful Use Stage 2 open up Electronic Health Information to patients as well as health information Exchange qualified entities, many IT executives are gearing up for more...


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...


February 5, 2012  9:57 PM

MGMA requesting delays on HIPAA 5010 from HHS



Posted by: RedaChouffani
5010, HIPAA, HIPAA 5010, Medical Group Management Association, MGMA

Being a member of the North Carolina Medical Group Managers (NCMGM), I've recently had direct exposure to the many challenges the industry is facing around the HIPAA 5010 transition. Through round table discussions and list serve feedback from health care...


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...


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