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August 03, 2018
A lawsuit has been filed against Children's Mercy Hospital after the medical records of more than 60,000 patients were potentially compromised as a result of a phishing scam.
April 13, 2018
Facebook's proposal to match anonymized patient data with user profiles has some experts worried about the possible privacy implications of such a project.
February 24, 2017
In UC news, ShoreTel integrates its Connect platform with Google G Suite, while RingCentral Glip achieves HIPAA compliance for secure team chat in healthcare.
July 27, 2016
While about a third of U.S. hospitals reported to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services that they don't have HIPAA-compliant EHR disaster recovery ...
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The cloud hovers over just about everything these days, including hospitals and health systems. Healthcare CIOs fully understand that migration is inevitable, but security of sensitive patient records and maintaining compliance with federal health ... Continue Reading
Before investing in and implementing a new technology initiative, healthcare CIOs should first diagnose the condition they want to solve. Then they can research possible cures. Continue Reading
Protected health information (PHI), also referred to as personal health information, generally refers to demographic information, medical histories, test and laboratory results, mental health conditions, insurance information, and other data that a ... Continue Reading
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Facing mounting pressure to take steps toward the healthcare cloud, hospital systems find themselves balancing modern infrastructure trends with HIPAA safeguards. Continue Reading
Conducting a risk assessment before moving to the cloud and establishing security controls when you get there are key steps toward achieving cloud security, experts say. Continue Reading
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Applying public cloud to healthcare can create a brave new world for hospitals. The CTO of Providence Health & Services strongly advises reading the healthcare BAA very carefully. Continue Reading
Hospital CIOs who want to ensure that their environments are protected should be sure to implement multifactor authentication and AI-based monitoring to prevent data breaches. Continue Reading
It's not easy balancing patient data security steps with privacy requirements from HIPAA. For starters, getting through to busy clinicians may be a tough task for IT professionals. Continue Reading