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  • Creating Healthcare Cloud Security for Cancer Research

    August 31, 2015 - Healthcare cloud security is becoming an increasingly important issue in the healthcare space, especially as more organizations are using cloud options for storage and other needs. More facilities are also branching into healthcare research options, and are beginning to consider the cloud as a way to securely share clinical and patient data. Intel recently announced the Collaborative Cancer...

  • Creating Sensors, Enforcers for Healthcare Network Security

    August 26, 2015 - The first point to understand in this article on healthcare network security is that we are way beyond traditional networking conversations that revolve around simply passing traffic along properly. Modern networking environments are now highly intelligent architectures that have visibility into the flow of traffic, application delivery, and even malicious content. For a healthcare environment,...

  • Creating Health Data Security with a Next-Generation Network

    August 24, 2015 - A big part of working with today’s healthcare environment is designing a robust health data security solution. Of course, this involves securing the entire network as well. In many cases, administrators fear that too much security also locks down agility. In turn, this prevents some organizations from scaling efficiently, slows them from better balancing their workloads, and sometimes...

  • Keeping Mobile Security A Priority in Connected Networks

    August 20, 2015 - As more healthcare organizations implement and use connected devices, it is essential that they have comprehensive mobile security measures in place. No covered entity wants to experience a data breach, especially one that could have been prevented through proper mobile security policies. From a mobility perspective, there are a number of different challenges, according to Institute for Critical...


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Health Data Encryption Not Completely Effective, Study Finds

PHI has been at great risk lately as health data breaches are on the rise. To curb that risk, healthcare organization IT experts have been implementing various safeguards, including data encryption, the practice of encoding information so only...

Notice of Privacy Practices for PHI: Breaking Down HIPAA

A notice of privacy practices (NPP) for PHI is a critical part of the HIPAA Privacy Rule that covered entities of all sizes need to understand. This piece of communication is also essential for the relationship between a health plan or provider...

Patient Privacy Advocated for in AAPS Amicus Brief to SCOTUS

Patient privacy and security are at the center of the recent Supreme Court case Gobeille vs. Liberty Mutual Insur. Co. The case will determine whether states have the right to access patient information obtained by self-funded insurance providers....

Improved Patient Privacy in HHS Updates to Research Rules

New data security and information protection standards that aim to improve patient privacy in research studies are part of the updates recently announced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Current regulations - also referred...

Why Prompt Health Data Breach Notification is Essential

Proper health data breach notification is a critical aspect of HIPAA that healthcare organizations must adhere to. Along with federal laws, there are often state and local data breach notification requirements that must also be followed. Without...

Ind. Practice Fined $750K in OCR HIPAA Settlement

An Indiana radiation oncology practice agreed to a HIPAA settlement of $750,000 with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) after alleged HIPAA violations from a 2012 incident. Cancer Care Group, P.C. notified OCR on August 29, 2012 of an ePHI data...

Health Data Breach Adds to Latest UCLA Security Turmoil

Health data security has been a hot topic for the UCLA Health System as of late. The healthcare organization announced yet another health data breach on September 1. According to a hospital statement, UCLA will be sending out data breach notification...

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