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WEDI wrote a white paper on how smart cards could potentially reduce the risk of medical identity theft. Medical identity theft is increasingly becoming a more »

Individuals wanting to withhold medical information from providers could be a sign of patient privacy concerns with online tools. With numerous healthcare data breaches occurring more »

Michael Archuleta presented a HealthITSecurity webcast on maintaining patient data security. Last week, Mt. San Rafael Hospital Director of IT and HIPAA Security Officer Michael more »

Workplace wellness programs are on the rise, but does that mean that PHI security is being put at risk? PHI security is often an issue more »

Consumer Watchdog has raised concerns over a California HIE and potential patient privacy concerns. When implementing a new electronic health record (EHR), patient privacy and more »

An individual in Florida was recently arrested and tried for causing a healthcare data breach that compromised patients’ PHI. The arrest of one individual soon more »

PHI was accidentally exposed after a healthcare employee mistakenly donated CDs with patient information. What started as a goodwill attempt to help children with their more »

Organizations cannot ease up on their healthcare IT security measures, especially when it comes to patient portals. This is a way for individuals to gain more »

No facility wants to experience a healthcare data breach. Not only can patients’ protected healthcare information (PHI) be put at risk, but the organization’s reputation more »

Healthcare interoperability is going to continue to be a hot topic for 2015. More facilities are implementing EHRs and connecting to one another through health more »

A recent survey found that more consumers trust the health IT tools that their primary doctors use. Not only are more consumers accessing their online more »

Bill aimed at improving cybersecurity will likely not be voted on before the 113th Congress ends. According to a news brief released by Healthcare Information more »

Secure text messaging gives healthcare providers the opportunity to quickly – and safely – send critical information to patients. It’s essential to choose a messaging more »

AMIA recommended that HIPAA compliance should allow researchers to gain access to patients’ PHI without their permission. Allowing health researchers to access patients’ PHI without more »

An insurer notified patients of a potential healthcare data breach when its subcontractor mishandled PHI. A health insurance subcontractor allegedly mishandled the information of approximately more »

With cyber threats on the rise, healthcare security systems must keep pace in order to best protect patient data, as well as their own clinical more »

Instinctively, we think of our financial data as the most likely target of a cyber attack, while healthcare data is increasingly becoming more valuable. Healthcare more »

A bi-partisan bill was introduced this week that seeks to change health IT by altering how the FDA regulates medical devices. Earlier this week two more »

Mobile health security must remain a top priority, especially as a recent survey shows that mobile applications could lead to data breach issues. As health more »

More consumers value their health data security over the ability to easily access that information. The majority of US consumers value health data security over more »

Approximately 1,500 patients were notified of PHI exposure last May at a Missouri facility. Last May, more than 1,500 women in Missouri had their protected more »

The FTC recently settled a case over how an organization gathered patients’ personal health data. Healthcare providers, billing companies and other organizations that handle personal health more »

The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services will be conducting random HIPAA audits. Although a timeline has not yet more »

Healthcare organizations have been working hard to implement proper HIE security practices this year, and must continue the process into 2015. Health information exchanges (HIE) more »

As technology continues to develop, patients are gaining greater control in how they receive medical care and how their protected health information (PHI) is transferred. Everything more »

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