EHR Security

EHR Security

Minnesota is currently one of two states with an EHR interoperability law, requiring providers to not only use EHRs, but also connect to a state-certified more »

As covered entities work to implement strong health data security measures, it is essential that they create a comprehensive education system for their employees. That more »

As the healthcare industry becomes more connected, and networked medical devices become more common, it is essential that strong security measures are built into those more »

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced its proposal for the 2015 Health IT Certification Criteria last week. The proposal more »

A 2014 IT security audit by the US Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Office of Personnel Management (OPM) warned Premera Blue Cross that certain more »

Better health IT policies, including national interoperability standards, are essential for the US healthcare industry as it continues to rely on health IT, according to more »

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will meet tomorrow to discuss the details of the recently announced data breach security bill. However, the “Data more »

Stronger patient privacy methods is the top goal behind The Health Information Trust Alliance’s (HITRUST) latest framework process. The HITRUST De-Identification Framework will not only more »

Patient privacy violations are a popular topic recently, especially with healthcare providers working to meet Meaningful Use requirements and make the transition to EHRs. However, more »

With HIPAA rules highlighting how healthcare organizations must ensure they are protecting sensitive data, such as PHI, it should not come as a surprise to more »

Anthem, Inc. is reportedly refusing to comply with a data security audit from the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Office of the Inspector General more »

Even though efforts have been made to improve the healthcare industry, such as the passing of the HITECH Act, several lawmakers believe that more work more »

Finding ways to implement and use new technology is something that hospitals want to focus on in the upcoming year, but few facilities seem to more »

Healthcare organizations are consistently lacking in their overall healthcare cybersecurity awareness, according to recent research from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). Moreover, many facilities more »

The majority of healthcare organizations – 97 percent – have put healthcare security and compliance measures into place, according to DataMotion’s third annual survey on more »

The HIPAA security risk assessment is an important way for healthcare organizations to evaluate the potential risks and vulnerabilities within their facility and how they more »

Regardless of an organization’s size, it’s essential that all healthcare privacy and security needs are taken into account in order to create a comprehensive and more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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