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HIPAA compliance in the cloud is becoming an increasingly important topic as more covered entities (CEs) begin to consider this option for data storage. Even more »

The New Mexico Senate did not pass a recently proposed data breach notification bill, even though the bill was unanimously passed by the House earlier more »

Patient data security should be a top priority for healthcare providers, even as new technology is implemented that gives individuals more control over their records. more »

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 »

No healthcare facility wants patient PHI compromised, let alone by its own employees. However, that is the situation that Florida Hospital is currently working through, more »

Healthcare data breaches can be devastating for patients and the healthcare facility that was attacked. The organization could face severe penalties from the Department of more »

No healthcare organization wants to find itself in legal trouble when it comes to conducting a HIPAA risk assessment. Facilities must ensure that they are 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 »

Health data privacy and security measures need to remain a top priority for covered entities, and CMS’ recent proposal for Stage 3 Meaningful Use does more »

Last week, the Premera data breach announcement further pushed the data security of healthcare organizations into the limelight. The health insurer stated that approximately 11 more »

A HIPAA risk assessment is essential for all covered entities (CEs). Ideally, organizations conduct such an analysis before the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) comes more »

Health data encryption is becoming an increasingly important issue, especially in the wake of large scale data breaches like Anthem, Inc. and Premera Blue Cross. more »

Data breach notification letters about the Anthem breach are not being sent out in timely enough fashion, according to Senate health committee leaders. Senate health 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 »

A HIPAA risk assessment can be an important tool in helping covered entities determine how they can best improve their overall privacy and security measures. 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 Premera Blue Cross breach potentially put the protected health information (PHI) of approximately 11 million members at risk. The incident is being called a more »

Employees at Children’s National Health System (Children’s National) allegedly fell victim to phishing scams toward the end of last year, which led to potential PHI more »

Premera Blue Cross announced today that it was the “target of a sophisticated cyber attack,” leading to a health data breach that could potentially affect more »

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Director Jocelyn Samuels still does not have a set date for when more »

Current technical safeguards are a critical aspect of any healthcare organization’s security measures, especially as data breach security concerns increase. Third-party hacking incidents can lead 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 »

Home health and hospice company Amedisys recently discovered that it had 142 missing encrypted devices during a risk management process. The organization said in a more »

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