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    • Unifying healthcare providers' HIPAA and fundraising needs

      Ensuring that privacy and security needs don't deter from a healthcare organization's business initiatives, and vice-versa, requires the organization to have a strong understanding of the HIPAA Omnibus rule's terminology. For example, John Halamka, ...

    • LewisGale Regional Health System experiences data breach

      LewisGale Regional Health System of Salem, Va. recently reported a multi-state data breach that affected 400 patients, 40 of which were under LewisGale's care. The breach, wdbj7.com reported, occurred in LewisGale's billing department as a result of...

    • National Clinical Research Network: Privacy considerations

      Though researchers are closing in on developing a National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, patient privacy standards remain a potential sticking point. The Washington Post recently reported on the work being done toward a nation-wide hea...

    • Office for Civil Rights: HIPAA audits to be narrower in scope

      Details of the second phase Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) HIPAA audits are beginning to filter through and healthcare organizations would be smart to pay attention to OCR's audit plans. It's important to...

    • IT security study cites healthcare insider threat concerns

      A recent report released by software vendor IS Decisions, The Insider Threat Security Manifesto, took an international, cross-sector look at the current state of IT security, but there were healthcare information security findings of note as well. R...

    • TigerText's HIPAA guarantee: Provider, vendor ramifications

      Most healthcare professionals will agree that there are more secure messaging options out there than they can count. With different vendors competing against each other for hospital and provider business with their own versions of mobile platforms that...

    • HHS, Medscape activity offers EHR privacy, security tips

      As the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reminded the HIMSS14 audience of a few months ago, HHS has been making concerted efforts to offer providers as many HIPAA related resources as possible. One of the latest pieces of content provided t...

    • New Jersey explores health big data potential, privacy risks

      As different states explore the benefits of big data and healthcare IT analytics, the element of patient privacy is invariably raised as a concern. The most recent instance where the complex innovation v. privacy debate arose was at the "Big Data and H...

    • Mobile health IT security: Bolstering technology with policy

      One way or another, mobile devices are finding their way into healthcare organizations' four walls and onto their networks. Each organization's mobile needs vary based on size and available resources and many have come a long way with mobile security p...

    • University Urology of Tenn. releases data breach statement

      University Urology, P.C. of Knoxville, Tenn. released a statement on April 11 that detailed how 1,144 patients' data had been exposed in 2013 and early 2014. Though the information was limited to patient names and addresses, University Urology said ...

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