Patient Privacy

Patient Privacy

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing this morning to discuss what should be included in a national data breach notification more »

As more organizations, including those in the healthcare sector, implement connected devices into daily workflow, it is essential that they have the necessary privacy and more »

No one wants to be on the receiving end of a data breach. Regardless of the environment or organization, a security breach can spill over more »

Protecting patient privacy is something that healthcare organizations must continuously keep track of, ensuring that their security measures do not fall behind. Whether the data more »

With potential healthcare data breaches impacting well-known companies such as Sony Pictures, the importance of data security and safeguards has taken the spotlight. Healthcare facilities more »

Secure healthcare data sharing is quickly becoming a more popular topic in the industry, especially with the increased use in EMRs, HIEs and even connected more »

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be able to proceed with its enforcement action against the testing laboratory LabMD for an alleged healthcare data breach more »

The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is hardly a new concept in the healthcare industry. However, as technology evolves, it more »

The need for better healthcare cybersecurity measures has been an issue making headlines recently, especially with President Barack Obama announcing a cybersecurity bill earlier this more »

The American Medical Association (AMA) is at the forefront of a group of healthcare organizations pushing for better EHR certification security measures, along with other more »

The PHI safety of some Sunglo Home Health Services patients could potentially be at risk after a laptop was stolen from the Harlingen, Texas-based facility. more »

Secure messaging services are not only a requirement of Stage 2 Meaningful Use, but are also increasingly sought after by younger patients, according to a more »

There are still potential healthcare privacy concerns on HealthCare.gov, according to a recent Associated Press report. Specifically, third-party tech firms could have access to individuals’ more »

Patient privacy violations can occur in numerous ways. Healthcare organizations must remain vigilant in how sensitive data is stored and transmitted to patients, whether it more »

Sharing clinical trial data is an important aspect for healthcare, but the key is to ensure that facilities are securely sharing data, according to a more »

There are definite benefits to health data sharing, such as furthering certain types of medical research or even finding new ways to reduce healthcare costs. more »

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently proposed a new data security law that would ensure that compromised healthcare information would also be cause for more »

A HIPAA violation can occur when a healthcare organization does not adhere to administrative, technical or even physical safeguards that have been put in place. more »

A total of 8,733 veterans were affected by data breaches in November, according to the latest report from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Of more »

Today’s average medical practice looks much different than it did a few short years ago. In the waiting room, patients are filling out fewer forms more »

Meaningful Use security requirements are a critical measure that healthcare providers must meet. Performing a security review of the electronic health care system, and then more »

Health data sharing could have numerous benefits for consumers and the healthcare industry. Access to more information could help with various types of research, and more »

Wearable devices are becoming more popular, and the healthcare industry is working to remain on top of the trend. However, data security should remain a more »

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation last week requiring health insurance companies in the state to use health data encryption methods. The move hopes more »

Without the necessary security measures in place, facilities could soon find themselves battling healthcare data breaches. When patients’ PHI is also exposed, it could lead more »

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