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  • How Does Data De-Identification Affect Clinical Research?

    July 30, 2015 - Health data de-identification can give healthcare organizations an opportunity to present data for research purposes in a way that does not compromise patient privacy. Clinical research in both the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are beginning to adopt this approach to data security and health data sharing. Protecting patient privacy throughout that entire process is key, according...

  • How to Implement Strong HIPAA Technical Safeguards

    July 27, 2015 - Having strong HIPAA technical safeguards is essential for healthcare organizations of all sizes. However, it is also critical that those safeguards are not the only data security measure that covered entities rely on to keep data protected. Jeffrey Wilson, Director of Information Services, Assurance and IT Security at Albany Medical Center discussed the importance of HIPAA technical safeguards...

  • How Does Health Data Security Tie in to Patient Access?

    July 23, 2015 - Health data sharing, and letting patients have greater access to their own health data, are becoming increasingly popular topics in the healthcare industry. With technology evolving, more organizations are working to stay current, while also ensuring that patient data remains secure. New Mexico Health Connections (NMHC) recently partnered with LifeNexus to use its mobile technology called...

  • How Next-Generation Firewalls Can Improve Health IT Security

    July 22, 2015 - As new threats emerge and as the healthcare organization becomes even more digital, one thing is becoming very clear: there is no one silver bullet around health IT security. Today, the security ecosystem is an end-to-end architecture involving sensors, compliance visibility, cloud extensions, virtual security services, and next-generation security technologies. This is where the conversation...


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How Do HIPAA Regulations Affect Judicial Proceedings?

HIPAA regulations are designed to keep healthcare organizations compliant, ensuring that sensitive data - such as patient PHI - stays secure. Should a healthcare data breach occur, covered entities or their business associates will be held accountable,...

How Information Governance Impacts Health Data Security

In two recent American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) white papers regarding information governance (IG) practices, health data security measures proved to be of great concern for healthcare professionals. In the first white...

How Does Data De-Identification Affect Clinical Research?

Health data de-identification can give healthcare organizations an opportunity to present data for research purposes in a way that does not compromise patient privacy. Clinical research in both the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are...

McLean Hospital Reports Health Data Breach, Affects 12,600

Massachusetts-based McLean Hospital announced this week that it had suffered from a health data breach, potentially affecting 12,600 individuals. McLean discovered on May 29, 2015 that four unencrypted backup data tapes were missing, according...

Children’s National Health Data Breach Leads to Lawsuit

Children’s National Health System is facing a class-action lawsuit following a health data breach where 18,000 patients potentially had their information compromised. The incident took place toward the end of 2014, and occurred when Children’s...

OhioHealth Missing Flash Drive Leads to Health Data Breach

After misplacing an unencrypted flash drive, OhioHealth has issued health data breach notification letters, according to a statement issued on the company’s website. OhioHealth discovered that the flash drive was missing on May 29. While...

New Healthcare Cybersecurity Options in HITRUST Partnership

Healthcare cybersecurity remains a hot topic in the industry, especially as large-scale health data breaches continue to occur. However, a recently announced partnership hopes to offer better cyber insurance options for healthcare organizations,...

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