Patient Privacy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If nothing else, Google Glass remains a polarizing topic in healthcare as hospitals continue to work with the technology and attempt to create more »

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proven how important it considers the Notices of Privacy Practices (NPPs) as part more »

Are there instances where federal privacy laws are misused and actually end up being detrimental to the patient? According to a recent more »

A common mistake in healthcare is to lump privacy and security as one unit, as each require their own areas of expertise. Similar more »

Social engineering threats are a reality that the healthcare industry is beginning to prioritize. Franciscan Health System of Tacoma, Wash. recently dealt more »

National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo announced that Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT (ONC) Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts will be more »

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC) held its June meeting yesterday, where the Privacy and more »