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  • Health Data Security Use-Cases for Securing Data Centers

    July 1, 2015 - We stay on the topic of health data security because as a critical piece of technology, this will always be a challenge for any healthcare organization housing sensitive data. Healthcare is also bound by regulation, compliance, and evolving considerations around the end-user. When you look at a healthcare ecosystem, you’ll see a lot of the same cloud and even data center components that...

  • Creating New Healthcare Cloud End-User, Environment Policies

    June 29, 2015 - Cloud computing, mobility, and even the concepts of IoT are becoming staples within the IT and healthcare communities. Organizations are gearing up to move to the cloud and utilize a fast amount of resources to help them work with a diverse user accessing very diverse applications. With that in mind, let’s examine a few best practices when it comes to managing and securing your healthcare...

  • A Review of Common HIPAA Technical Safeguards

    June 26, 2015 - HIPAA technical safeguards are just one piece of the larger health data security plan that covered entities and their business associates must put together. However, it is a very important aspect. Over the next few weeks, HealthITSecurity.com will discuss some common examples of all three HIPAA safeguards, and how they could potentially benefit healthcare organizations. Not all types of safeguards...

  • Maintaining HIPAA Compliance While Preparing for HIPAA Audits

    June 24, 2015 - Federal regulators are actively preparing to conduct extensive audits to determine business compliance with HIPAA privacy and security requirements. Covered businesses that handle PHI, i.e.,  individually identifiable health information transmitted or maintained in any form, are required to maintain HIPAA compliance and are subject to substantial monetary fines if found in violation of...


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Patient Privacy Top CHIME Recommendation to Senate Group

Protecting patient privacy and ensuring health data security were just two of several recommendations the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) put forth to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions...

Supreme Court Will Hear Vt. Health Data Collection Case

The Supreme Court announced that in its next term it will hear a case concerning the legality of health data collection. Currently, 16 states have approved legislation that allows for some form of health data collection. The case, Gobeille v....

Health Data Security Use-Cases for Securing Data Centers

We stay on the topic of health data security because as a critical piece of technology, this will always be a challenge for any healthcare organization housing sensitive data. Healthcare is also bound by regulation, compliance, and evolving considerations...

Phishing Attacks Top Data Security Motivator, Says HIMSS

Nearly three-quarters of healthcare organizations list phishing attacks as a motivator for improving their data security environment, according to a recent survey by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). That was...

Healthcare Application Security Lagging, Says Study

The state of healthcare application security is seriously lacking when compared to other industries, according to a recent report, and is ranked near the bottom when it comes to remediating known application vulnerabilities. Veracode’s...

Routine Audit Reveals PHI Data Breach for Md. Medical Center

A Maryland medical center conducted a routine audit and discovered that a PHI data breach had taken place, affecting approximately 1,000 patients. Meritus Health was running “routine compliance and self-audit efforts” on May 4, 2015,...

Business Associates Benefit From HITRUST Program Expansion

The HIPAA Omnibus Rule requires that healthcare business associates adhere to HIPAA, and covered entities need to ensure that those third-parties remain diligent in their data security measures. In an effort to improve the relationship between...

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