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Protecting patients’ protected health information (PHI) is an essential aspect of any healthcare facility’s security plan. Having PHI potentially compromised is not something that any more »

A better way to share healthcare information, while also maintaining healthcare privacy, is one of the key aspects in the Department of Health and Human more »

An organization should always have the state of its healthcare data security as a top priority. Especially as technology evolves and more facilities connect to more »

Meeting the different stages of Meaningful Use is a challenge that various healthcare industries are working to overcome. Whether a facility is working to achieve more »

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has pledged to work more closely with mobile health (mHealth) companies to more »

Every year there are numerous reports of flu-related deaths, as well as other illnesses. Most recently, Ebola was a hot topic, especially in terms of more »

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing this morning to discuss what should be included in a national data breach notification more »

As more organizations, including those in the healthcare sector, implement connected devices into daily workflow, it is essential that they have the necessary privacy and more »

No one wants to be on the receiving end of a data breach. Regardless of the environment or organization, a security breach can spill over more »

Regardless of a facility’s size, it must ensure that its healthcare security measures are on par with the types of technology it uses on a more »

Protecting patient privacy is something that healthcare organizations must continuously keep track of, ensuring that their security measures do not fall behind. Whether the data more »

With more healthcare organizations implementing mobile devices, it is essential that facilities are also choosing secure mobile applications. Even if employees are following the necessary more »

With potential healthcare data breaches impacting well-known companies such as Sony Pictures, the importance of data security and safeguards has taken the spotlight. Healthcare facilities more »

Secure healthcare data sharing is quickly becoming a more popular topic in the industry, especially with the increased use in EMRs, HIEs and even connected more »

Dominated by what seemed like an almost endless parade of data breaches, 2014 was a rough year for healthcare data security. Despite attacks against retail, more »

Electronic communication, along with the electronic storage and transfer of data, has drastically altered how the healthcare industry functions. As providers communicate with one another more »

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be able to proceed with its enforcement action against the testing laboratory LabMD for an alleged healthcare data breach more »

The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is hardly a new concept in the healthcare industry. However, as technology evolves, it more »

The need for better healthcare cybersecurity measures has been an issue making headlines recently, especially with President Barack Obama announcing a cybersecurity bill earlier this more »

The American Medical Association (AMA) is at the forefront of a group of healthcare organizations pushing for better EHR certification security measures, along with other more »

The PHI safety of some Sunglo Home Health Services patients could potentially be at risk after a laptop was stolen from the Harlingen, Texas-based facility. more »

Whether a healthcare organization is working toward Stage 1 or Stage 2 Meaningful Use, it is essential for the facility to remain aware of the more »

Better health information technology (HIT) usability and a continued emphasis on the industry’s movement toward interoperability are important aspects of the Federal Health IT Strategic more »

Secure messaging services are not only a requirement of Stage 2 Meaningful Use, but are also increasingly sought after by younger patients, according to a more »

There are still potential healthcare privacy concerns on HealthCare.gov, according to a recent Associated Press report. Specifically, third-party tech firms could have access to individuals’ more »

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