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Charles Stellar Named WEDI Interim President, CEO

January 21, 2016 - The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) announced earlier this week that Charles W. Stellar was named as the organization’s interim president and CEO. Devin Jopp, Ed.D. resigned earlier this month, but WEDI explained that Stellar will “be responsible for strategic leadership and guidance of the organization, its staff and committees until a more-permanent replacement...


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WEDI President and CEO Devin Jopp Resigns

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) announced today that President and CEO Devin Jopp, Ed.D. is resigning. The WEDI Board of Directors has formed a search committee to identify a replacement, according to a company statement,...

Medical Device Security, Health Data Security Top 2016 Issues

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Medical device cybersecurity and health data security have both been tabbed as top healthcare issues for 2016 in separate releases. First, the ECRI Institute explained in its list of the Top 10 Technological Advances to Watch in 2016 that medical...

Securing Healthcare Networks from Advancing Cyber Threats

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The security threat matrix for the healthcare IT environment is evolving. Why? There are more users, a lot more data and new technologies that are capable of carrying information over vast, widely-distributed ecosystems. In fact, a recent Cisco...

5 Healthcare Security Considerations Going Into 2016

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As we approach 2016, it’s important to take a moment and look at just how far we’ve come in terms of technological evolution. Findings form a recent Gartner report state that the use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 this...

Data Re-Identification Top Concern in Health Data Sharing

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Data re-identification concerns, cost, and having necessary knowledge on managing data are main concerns for healthcare organizations when it comes to their privacy solution in health data sharing. Additionally, more than two-thirds of respondents...

How Evolving Business Models Impact Healthcare Security

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Let’s be honest for a minute here. Yes, healthcare is here to help people, improve lives, and provide the best care possible. However, healthcare is also a business. As much as we are here to provide the best kinds of healthcare services,...

Healthcare Security Top Issue Discussed at CIO Summit

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Health systems are lagging behind in terms of healthcare security, according to CIOs who met at the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit, and there was an overarching consensus that good support at the senior leadership level is essential for...

Health Data Security, Privacy Concerns Hinder IT Outsourcing

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Health IT payers are hesitant to opt for offshore IT solutions, citing health data security and privacy issues, says a recent Black Book poll. The possibility for healthcare data breaches and other security concerns are causing payers to think...

ONC Releases Health IT Certification ‘Companion Guides’

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently released extra guidance to assist health IT developers in understanding its 2015 Health IT Certification Criteria. Each certification criterion has its own...

Prioritizing Healthcare Security Yet Still Enabling the User

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Today, your users are the driving forces behind healthcare operations, daily business functions, and patient care initiatives. In the past, healthcare organizations were able to use central terminals, controlled-access endpoints, and even pen...

The Opportunity and Challenge in Healthcare Data Security

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Healthcare data security is essential for every covered entity and business associate. Regardless of size, an organization could find itself the victim of a data breach. Patient data must be protected, which can be an increasing challenge as...

ONC Releases Final 2015 Health IT Certification Criteria

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the final 2015 Health IT Certification Criteria yesterday. The proposal coincided with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announcement...

Will Health Data Privacy, Security Issues Improve in 2016?

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With healthcare data breaches being reported on a seemingly regular basis, it should come as no surprise that the issue of health data privacy is commonly brought to the forefront of industry discussion. More providers are integrating EMRs, creating...

How Good is Your Healthcare Network Security Architecture?

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We’ve often discussed health data security breaches here, as well as healthcare network security issues. In fact, with the digitization of the modern world, we’re seeing even more targets happen. Consider this: Juniper Research...

Maintaining Health IT Security While Moving to the Cloud

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We’re seeing more healthcare organizations move to the cloud to create unparalleled levels of scalability and business extension. However, health IT security must still be a top priority as the move takes place. For some time, extending...

Report: Healthcare Security Incidents 3 Times More Likely

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It should come as no surprise that healthcare security incidents are becoming an increasingly common occurrence in the industry, especially with more providers connecting to HIEs and implementing EMRs. However, a recent survey shows that the...

Health IT Privacy, Security Policies Discussed in ONC Plan

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released the final version of its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015–2020, and broke down the future of...

How Tufts Prepared for Health IT Security Certification

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Strong health IT security measures are essential for healthcare organizations of all sizes, especially with cybersecurity threats on the rise. Covered entities need to ensure that their systems are current with the latest security options, and...

Health Data Breach Adds to Latest UCLA Security Turmoil

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Health data security has been a hot topic for the UCLA Health System as of late. The healthcare organization announced yet another health data breach on September 1. According to a hospital statement, UCLA will be sending out data breach notification...

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