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    A recent IDC healthcare security prediction report shows that half of healthcare organizations will have experienced a breach in the last 12 months by 2015. more »

    Healthcare secure messaging has come a long way over the last several years, but it’s still essential for organizations to pick an option right for more »

    A former Texas hospital CFO pleaded guilty to submitting false documents to the government under the meaningful use and EHR incentive program. Earlier this week more »

    HHS has several challenges facing it, including the secure use and exchange of health data, according to an OIG report. The meaningful and secure exchange more »

    HIE security is crucial as more healthcare organizations work to improve interoperability programs. The Interoperability Workgroup (IWG) formed a strategic relationship with Healthcare Information and more »

    There is no question that the healthcare industry and its subsequent health data security options have made great strides over the last several years. However, more »

    Healthcare IT security administrators can also have a difficult time when it comes to ensuring that HIPAA physical safeguards are always followed. As technology continues more »

    With 69 percent of healthcare providers using mobile devices to view patient information, having a high-quality and secure, yet transparent wireless network within a healthcare more »

    Healthcare privacy and security issues are part of several topics that the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) plans to focus on over the next more »

    Several hospitals have found numerous benefits from implementing a secure messaging solution. While there are no HIPAA-compliant secure messaging services, there are the means available more »

    NIST released a guide on cyber threat information sharing, and is seeking comments through November 28. The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and more »

    Clinical workflows – an established process in a clinician’s daily activity of caring for patients – are increasingly integrating with healthcare information systems, and therefore, more »

    The AMA recently released policies describing how health insurers need to take greater care in ensuring healthcare privacy for patients. It would be greatly beneficial more »

    HIMSS and CHIME are concerned after various leadership changes within the ONC, but hope to work together with HHS. The Office of the National Coordinator more »

    Americans are concerned about the privacy and security of their medical records, but that is not specific to EHR sharing and storage, the ONC found. more »

    The OIG released its 2015 work plan, which includes a review of hospitals’ contingency planning and if they are HIPAA compliant. The US Department of more »

    A recent Dell survey shows that security issues could be creating barriers to the adoption of big data, mobility, and cloud technology. It should come more »

    More healthcare organizations across the nation are working toward interoperability, while also ensuring that they abide by federal regulations in terms of HIEs, EHRs, and more »

    Strong healthcare security initiatives are something that payers, providers and even patients are working to instill across the nation. Evolving technology can be a blessing more »

    Health data security is not a new issue in the healthcare sector, but with health information exchanges (HIEs) springing up all over the country, facilities more »

    In an effort to keep patient information secure, more healthcare organizations are calling for health data encryption precautions. New Jersey even announced recent legislation that more »

    Health insurers should be required to encrypt patients’ protected health information, according to a proposed bill in New Jersey. Personal health information (PHI) should be more »

    As the healthcare industry quickly becomes more “connected,” the need for strong health IT security has perhaps never been more important. With EHRs and HIEs more »

    Yesterday, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo announced that she was leaving her role at the Office of the National Coordinator to become the new acting assistant secretary more »

    With new healthcare data breaches being reported on a weekly basis, it might seem that organizations in the industry are struggling with their health data more »

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