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CMS released its Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposal last month, with numerous aspects that covered entities (CEs) need to be aware of and pay attention more »

HIPAA business associate agreements are an important aspect of the HITECH Act and the Omnibus Rule, and covered entities need to understand how their relationships more »

Healthcare cybersecurity could potentially be affected by a recent cybersecurity data sharing bill that was passed in the US House of Representatives earlier this week. HR more »

No healthcare organization, whether a provider or insurer, wants to have PHI compromised. However, even with the necessary security measures in place and thorough employee more »

Healthcare data encryption measures are becoming an increasingly popular topic, especially in the wake of large scale data breaches, such as Anthem and Premera. While more »

Following the Anthem data breach, company representatives were slated to speak at several public forums this week at Indiana-based Ball State University, where employees were more »

Understanding HIPAA rules will have far reaching benefits for covered entities. Not only will they be compliant in terms of keeping patient PHI secure, but more »

The HIPAA Security Rule created a national set of security standards designed to protect certain health information, either held or transferred in electronic form. However, more »

The number of PHI incidents affecting veterans decreased by approximately 65 percent in March, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) latest report to more »

Healthcare secure messaging options are becoming more common in the industry, especially as BYOD is increasing in popularity. Covered entities understand that their employees are more »

The Washington state Senate unanimously passed the proposed data breach notification law last week by a 47-0 vote. HB 1078 is designed to “strengthen the more »

Healthcare cybersecurity threats are an increasing issue for the industry, but healthcare data breaches can occur in numerous ways. An apparent shift is underway though, more »

Securing healthcare mobility is becoming a more important aspect of the industry, especially as the modern healthcare organization is no longer bound to 9 to more »

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released the updated version of its health IT privacy and security guide last week, as a way to more »

HIMSS15 took place this week in Chicago, and some of the highly discussed topics included healthcare privacy and security issues, such as HIPAA regulations. With more »

Cybersecurity threats are an increasingly important issue in the healthcare industry, especially as incidents such as the Anthem and Premera data breaches show that organizations more »

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released an updated version of its guide on electronic health IT privacy and security more »

The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a controversial data breach security bill yesterday. The Data Security and Breach Notification Act, or HR 1770, establishes more »

CHICAGO – Patient health data security continues to be an important discussion point at HIMSS15, and it is not an issue relegated to just EHRs. more »

CHICAGO – It should come as no surprise that health data breaches are one of the top issues that the industry is currently facing. However, more »

CHICAGO – Implementing secure messaging options can have far-reaching and long-lasting benefits for healthcare facilities. Whether an organization wants to account for employees already sending more »

CHICAGO – Understanding HIPAA regulations is key for healthcare providers, hospitals, and any other covered entity. However, HIPAA was implemented before many of today’s current more »

Healthcare data center security mistakes will happen, and the unfortunate part is that this seems to be happening more and more often. The modern data more »

CHICAGO – Healthcare privacy and security needs are on the minds of attendees and presenters at this week’s HIMSS conference, and a recent report highlights more »

The annual HIMSS conference and exhibition covers a variety of healthcare IT topics and issues. However, in the wake of large scale data breaches and more »

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