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Michael Archuleta presented a HealthITSecurity webcast on maintaining patient data security. Last week, Mt. San Rafael Hospital Director of IT and HIPAA Security Officer Michael more »

Workplace wellness programs are on the rise, but does that mean that PHI security is being put at risk? PHI security is often an issue more »

As technology continues to evolve, it should come as no surprise that healthcare facilities are finding more ways to store and transmit PHI. However, it more »

Consumer Watchdog has raised concerns over a California HIE and potential patient privacy concerns. When implementing a new electronic health record (EHR), patient privacy and more »

There are numerous aspects of a HIPAA security risk assessment that healthcare organizations must keep in mind. Even though the Department of Health and Human more »

Waterbury, Conn.-based Saint Mary’s Hospital recently implemented a secure messaging system to improve its overall clinical communications. The facility opted for Imprivata Cortext, which is more »

An individual in Florida was recently arrested and tried for causing a healthcare data breach that compromised patients’ PHI. The arrest of one individual soon more »

Last week an American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) letter to state Representative Fred Upton was released. AMIA called for HIPAA compliance to be updated to allow more »

PHI was accidentally exposed after a healthcare employee mistakenly donated CDs with patient information. What started as a goodwill attempt to help children with their more »

Organizations cannot ease up on their healthcare IT security measures, especially when it comes to patient portals. This is a way for individuals to gain more »

No facility wants to experience a healthcare data breach. Not only can patients’ protected healthcare information (PHI) be put at risk, but the organization’s reputation more »

A former employee improperly accessed the personal data of approximately 200,000 individuals. Often discussed on this website is the importance of healthcare organizations – and more »

Healthcare interoperability is going to continue to be a hot topic for 2015. More facilities are implementing EHRs and connecting to one another through health more »

A recent study underlines the costly recovery process that can stem from healthcare cybersecurity breaches. As previously discussed, healthcare cybersecurity breaches can have a costly more »

A recent survey found that more consumers trust the health IT tools that their primary doctors use. Not only are more consumers accessing their online more »

With a recent survey showing an increase in mobile device usage, healthcare facilities must remain vigilant in mobile security. There is no question that more more »

A personal laptop containing PHI was stolen from an Oregon health employee’s car while they were attending a work-related conference. Patients at an Oregon healthcare more »

SANS Institute survey details the healthcare cybersecurity risk concerns that the increasing reliance on mobile technologies created and how facilities can prepare. As the use more »

The $1 trillion omnibus spending bill discusses several aspects of health IT, including rural health IT efforts. Health information technology (IT) continues to evolve every more »

Healthcare malware attacks are evolving, which is why it is essential for facilities to keep current security measures. As the healthcare industry continues to adopt more »

The nation’s health security preparedness is at a substantially positive level, but there is room for improvement, according to a report. Keeping patients healthy and more »

EHNAC released a draft of its accreditation program, including discussions on HIPAA mandates. The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) released the first draft of more »

A recent OCR settlement demonstrates why facilities need to keep healthcare software properly patched and secure. Healthcare software programs need to be kept current, especially more »

The ONC released a health IT strategic plan this week that focuses on the next five years. The US Department of Health and Human Services’ more »

Bill aimed at improving cybersecurity will likely not be voted on before the 113th Congress ends. According to a news brief released by Healthcare Information more »

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