• Patient Privacy

    A healthcare data breach possibly occurred in Montana when PHI was mailed to the wrong individual. The VA Montana Health Care System is facing a more »

    As patient-centric models become the norm, tools like patient portals are increasing in popularity. With technology continuously evolving, it has never been more critical for more »

    A subpoena was issued for former US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and his role in overseeing the launch of HealthCare.gov. Former US Chief Technology more »

    The Arizona State Retirement System is facing a potential healthcare data breach after unencrypted discs with PHI went missing in the mail. When healthcare organizations 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 »

    Even when medical facilities take the time to properly dispose of patients’ medical records, there is still a risk of a health data breach if more »

    The IRS must work harder to keep PHI protected, according to a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. While the Internal Revenue more »

    Healthcare organizations need to remain up-to-date on the guidelines for proper security risk analysis. Conducting a security risk analysis is part of the core objectives more »

    As IASIS Healthcare continues to architect its system more toward ensuring that there is accurate information being sent to the requesting parties, it must consider more »

    Healthcare organizations should take the time to review the regulations for HIPAA Business Associate Agreements. The deadline for all HIPAA business associate agreements (BAAs) to more »

    Meaningful Use secure messaging was one of several issues discussed in a blueprint created by the American Medical Association last week. The Centers for Medicare more »

    Patient portals are slowly becoming more common in the healthcare industry, along with the option for patients to securely message their physicians through the portal. more »

    As we approach the end of 2014, technology continues to evolve and more healthcare organizations are implementing and fine-tuning their BYOD policies. The benefit with more »

    Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has filled the open seat left by former ONC more »

    As healthcare evolves, it’s important to remain up-to-date on all changes, such as the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. However, because patient privacy remains a pressing topic, more »

    Long on the periphery of the healthcare industry, social media networks are now coming into focus because of the growing interest in consumer health through more »

    A few state representatives are trying to see to it that patients have more of a say over the privacy of their HealthCare.gov data. The more »

    The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles announced an unencrypted laptop theft that compromised at least more than 500 patients’ data in August, but actual more »

    California enacted legislation, AB 658, earlier this year to shield patient health information stored in personal health records personal health records (PHRs) and mobile health applications. more »

    Social security numbers and credit card numbers are often thought of as key pieces of information for thieves to have in terms of identity theft, more »

    Technical glitches and healthcare websites seem to walk hand-in-hand lately, for both state and national organizations. Vermont is the latest to encounter such issues, and more »

    The New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO) announced on Tuesday (Sept. 16) that state Senate Bill 229 is now in effect. The bill expands the more »

    A Boston judge provided a reminder this week that a healthcare organization’s and a patient’s rights to release medical records under HIPAA are very different more »

    President Barack Obama’s U.S. Digital Service team recently released its “playbook” that collected successful digital systems best practices from the private sector and government. The Digital more »

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