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As more healthcare organizations implement EHRs and connect to HIEs, the need for stronger healthcare cybersecurity measures become more apparent. Facilities want information to be more »

As healthcare providers strive to meet new mandates and reach new quality of care goals, they should always keep HIPAA rules and regulations in mind. The tangle more »

Earlier this week, the Utah Senate advanced legislation that calls for greater restrictions in how an electronic prescription database is accessed by law enforcement. Senator more »

Numerous industries, including healthcare, could greatly improve their cybersecurity measures through collaboration, according to Guy Delp, director of Cyber and Data Analytics at Lockheed Martin. A more »

More healthcare facilities are beginning to consider mobile security options, and healthcare BYOD best practices are quickly becoming a popular topic in the industry. But more »

On Tuesday, an Anthem, Inc spokesperson stated that anywhere from 8.8 million to 18.8 million non-customers could be impacted by the previously announced Anthem data more »

Patient privacy is an essential aspect of the healthcare industry, and HIPAA regulations were designed with that in mind. With the increase in EHR use, more more »

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Privacy & Security Workgroup met earlier this week to discuss certain aspects of the latest ONC Interoperability Roadmap more »

A former patient filed a lawsuit against Aventura Hospital and Medical Center following the facility’s third healthcare data breach in two years. According to a more »

The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to focus on health data security, specifically whether consumers’ personal information more »

Last year, 164 PHI data breaches were reported to the Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR), according to the more »

The Supreme Court has dismissed a class action suit for medical identity theft filed against St. Joseph Health System (SJHS), a healthcare facility in Texas. more »

HIE security is an essential aspect of an organization’s overall privacy and security measures, and facilities of all sizes can use HIEs for HIPAA compliant more »

When patients’ PHI is stolen, medical identity theft could occur. Moreover, providers that don’t comply with HIPAA standards could face heavy fines, as well as more »

Wyoming recently passed legislation calling for greater security breach notification and included health information in its definition of “personal information.” Wyoming now joins a seemingly more »

Healthcare cybersecurity is a critical security measure that providers of all sizes need to consider. The same cybersecurity measures may not be appropriate from one more »

Covered entities (CEs) that experienced a data breach in 2014 that affected fewer than 500 people have an important HIPAA breach notification deadline approaching: March more »

Minnesota’s current patient privacy law should not be repealed in favor of HIPAA, according to the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF). The organization’s president more »

As healthcare organizations continuously update their systems and implement the latest tools to improve patient care, it is important for providers to remain mindful of more »

Students at a Georgia university are claiming that they are victims of identity theft after their information, including some medical data, was reported stolen from a more »

Healthcare regulatory mandates are designed to help covered entities keep sensitive data, such as patients’ protected health information (PHI), secure. As technology continues to evolve, more »

An organization can have all the necessary healthcare privacy and security measures in place, but without comprehensive employee training, the facility could still fall victim more »

EHR privacy, along with transparency of how medical records are transmitted and shared, are important issues to patients, according to survey results shared at a more »

Designing and implementing a healthcare mobility network requires a comprehensive approach. It starts with what we already know — the workplace is no longer bound more »

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is potentially on a more positive track for 2015 when it comes to keeping veterans’ protected health information (PHI) more »

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