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 »

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently revealed some of its core plans for healthcare IT interoperability more »

Healthcare privacy and security are inexorably linked, as the two terms are often referenced in tandem, but the need for privacy expertise more »

The continuum of care continues to expand and is forcing integrated delivery networks and health systems to reconsider their health data privacy more »

As Cris Ewell, Seattle Children’s CISO, referenced in a recent interview with, there can be many layers of consent and technology more »

Knowing who has access to patient data as well as being aware of the viable security threats out there may sound like more »

Will current privacy and security frameworks scale to the healthcare industry’s needs in the future? According to a recent President’s Council of more »

The message for healthcare organizations from the Ponemon Institute’s fourth annual Patient Privacy & Data Security Study, released in March, was clear: User more »

The Health IT Policy Committee Privacy and Security Tiger Team engaged in further discussion on Monday around the Data Segmentation for Privacy more »

According to recently-released results from a Ponemon Institute and Experian Data Breach Resolution report, there are still eHealth services and mobile application more »

Though researchers are closing in on developing a National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, patient privacy standards remain a potential sticking point. The more »

As different states explore the benefits of big data and healthcare IT analytics, the element of patient privacy is invariably raised as more »

Many healthcare IT security professionals have adopted patient privacy philosophies that revolve around clinical staff and those who handle protected health information more »

Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Federal Communications more »

Not that the healthcare industry is in dire need of security frameworks to reference in forming an IT security plan, as NIST more »

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