EHR, Meaningful use, ICD-10, Electronic Health Records
  • Maryland Practice Implements Secure Messaging Option

    August 4, 2015 - Secure messaging is becoming an increasingly popular feature for healthcare organizations, especially as the push for BYOD continues to grow. However, covered entities must ensure all communications stay secure, and that employees are HIPAA compliant as they handle PHI.  Annapolis Internal Medicine recently implemented athenaText, which allowed the small practice to have a secure text...

  • Health Data Security Vital for ‘Most Wired’ Cibola Hospital

    August 3, 2015 - The 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey was released last month by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Health data security and patient engagement were listed as top priorities, according to the survey, with privacy audit systems, provisioning systems, data loss prevention, single sign-on and identity...

  • 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...


Today's Top Stories

How to Improve Health Data Privacy, Security in HIE

Improving health data privacy and security through health information exchange (HIE) can be done through multi-factor authentication, utilizing data encryption, and extensive employee training, according to recent tips from DirectTrust. Healthcare...

Maryland Practice Implements Secure Messaging Option

Secure messaging is becoming an increasingly popular feature for healthcare organizations, especially as the push for BYOD continues to grow. However, covered entities must ensure all communications stay secure, and that employees are HIPAA compliant...

HHS Releases Overview on HIPAA Regulations

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released an overview of the basics of HIPAA regulations, and what covered entities must keep in mind as they work toward remaining compliant. The HHS guidance discusses the HIPAA Privacy...

Health Data Security Vital for ‘Most Wired’ Cibola Hospital

The 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey was released last month by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Health data security and patient engagement...

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...

View all stories

X

Sign up for our free HealthITSecurity.com newsletter and stay up to date with tips and advice on:

HIPAA
BYOD
Data Security
VDI
Cloud Security

Our privacy policy

no, thanks