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Health Data Security Risks Hinder Stage 3 MU, Says AHA

May 28, 2015 - Certain health data security risks are part of the reason that the American Hospital Association (AHA) said that it is not yet ready for Stage 3 Meaningful Use to be implemented. While overall it agrees with the proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use rules, the AHA said in recently submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that it does not have “sufficient...


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CHIME Urges Health Data Privacy in ONC Certification Comments

Health data sharing is an important aspect of health reform, but it needs to be done with privacy and security issues in mind. That point was further underlined by The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) when it submitted...

Important Lessons for Health Data Privacy, Security in 2015

Health data privacy and security issues are not going to disappear anytime soon, and will likely continue to evolve along with technology. Covered entities need to keep their privacy and security measures current, especially as they integrate...

Health Data Privacy Top Concern on ONC Roadmap Comments

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT recently published public comments on its draft for nationwide interoperability, and health data privacy and security issues were a top issue for several organizations. Connecting Health...

Breaking Down the Evolution of Healthcare Phishing Scams

Healthcare phishing scams can lead to numerous issues for organizations, and can have long-lasting effects. Employees need to be trained properly on how to detect phishing scams, but healthcare organizations must also have the necessary technology...

Can Healthcare Employees Properly Identify Phishing Emails?

Identifying phishing emails is essential for healthcare employees at all levels. All it takes is one malicious email to slip through and be mistaken for a genuine one for an organization to become potentially vulnerable to cyber threats. We’ve...

AHA Supports Health Data Sharing Bill, Urges Data Security

The American Hospital Association (AHA) said in a recent letter to US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton that it supports the recently proposed health data sharing bill, 21st Century Cures. Not only would the bill eliminate...

Health Data Security Top Issue for VA CIO Nominee

Health data security issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is one of the top issues that one of the VA chief information officer nominees hopes to tackle should she be appointed to the vacant position. That topic, along with healthcare...

How Health Privacy Regulations Hinder Telehealth Adoption

Health privacy regulations are one of the potential deterrents when it comes to telehealth adoption, according to a report by the American Hospital Association (AHA). Moreover, numerous legal and regulatory challenges can also make the process...

ONC Interoperability Security Standards Lacking, Says HIMSS

There is a definite absence of interoperability security standards in the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory (2015 Advisory), according to recent comments from the Healthcare Information and...

EHR Privacy, Security Part of New Bi-Partisan Group’s Goals

Improving EHR privacy and security are part of the reason behind the forming of a new bi-partisan committee working group. Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray announced last week that the group is...

Healthcare Authentication Factors: Breaking Down HIPAA

Strong technical safeguards are essential for covered entities, regardless of their size, and the right healthcare authentication factors are a critical aspect of those safeguards. Locking down end users, and maintaining technical safeguards...

Overcoming Health Data Privacy Hurdle is Key for Healthcare

Health data privacy and security problems are one of the top issues that the healthcare industry is currently facing, according to former head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Dr. David Blumenthal....

Why Phishing Scams Cannot Be Ignored by Healthcare Entities

Phishing scams are not a new security threat to the healthcare industry, but that does not mean that covered entities should not consider them when working to prevent data breaches. As technology evolves, it becomes more important for healthcare...

Will NAIC Cybersecurity Regulations Affect Healthcare Industry?

The Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) announced that it adopted new cybersecurity regulations, designed to help protect sensitive consumer information. The cybersecurity regulations highlight...

ONC Must Clarify Roadmap Health Security Plan, Says EHRA

The health security plan and privacy measures outlined in the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Interoperability Roadmap need further clarification, according to comments by the HIMSS EHR Association (EHRA) in a letter addressed to National...

Health Data De-identification Can Be Improved, Says Study

A health data de-identification policy frontier can provide a broader range of options than a current, popular algorithm, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). Specifically, rule-based...

Stage 3 Meaningful Use: Breaking Down HIPAA Rules

CMS released its Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposal last month, with numerous aspects that covered entities (CEs) need to be aware of and pay attention to. While the proposal has a large focus on EHR interoperability, it continues to build on the...

Will Cybersecurity Data Sharing Bill Benefit Healthcare?

Healthcare cybersecurity could potentially be affected by a recent cybersecurity data sharing bill that was passed in the US House of Representatives earlier this week. HR 1560, or The Protecting Cyber Networks Act (PCNA), passed by a 307-116...

Healthcare Leads in Data Encryption Measures, Says Ponemon

Healthcare data encryption measures are becoming an increasingly popular topic, especially in the wake of large scale data breaches, such as Anthem and Premera. While HIPAA regulations qualify data encryption as an “addressable” aspect, rather...

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