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HIE Security News

New Software Enables Secure EHR Data Linkage, Study Finds

June 24, 2015 - A recent study found a way to ensure that secure EHR data can be exchanged and linked across multiple sites, improving patient care and further benefitting future research. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, the study’s authors “developed and distributed a software application that performs standardized data cleaning, preprocessing, and hashing...


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HIMSS Highlights How Direct Secure Messaging Facilitates HIE

The majority of organizations support Direct messaging as the method choice for exchanging data, although there are continued challenges incorporating structured data into the EHR, according to the 2015 HIMSS HIE and Direct Messaging Survey....

How a NY Health Org. Integrated Secure Health Data Exchange

Many healthcare organizations are beginning to find the right options to help them continue to exchange, store and use electronic information in a secure way. Secure health data exchange is becoming more prevalent as EMRs and HIEs increase in...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Houston HealthConnect Talks Health Data Security at HIMSS

CHICAGO – Patient health data security continues to be an important discussion point at HIMSS15, and it is not an issue relegated to just EHRs. HIEs are also working to ensure that they are using secure systems to transport patient data, including...

Calif. Patients Say HIEs Worsen Patient Data Privacy

While EHRs and HIEs are being touted as necessary tools for the improvement of the nation’s healthcare system, some Californians believe that the use of HIEs in fact worsen patient data privacy, according to a recent study. Approximately 40...

AHA Wants Improved Health IT Policies, Interoperability

Better health IT policies, including national interoperability standards, are essential for the US healthcare industry as it continues to rely on health IT, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA). In a letter to the US Senate Committee...

Breaking Down HIPAA Rules: HIE Security

HIE security is an increasingly important issue, especially as the push for interoperability continues. We’ve previously discussed how the HIPAA Omnibus Rule made important impacts on several aspects of HIPAA rule, and how covered entities...

Healthcare Data Security Not Major Priority For Hospitals

Finding ways to implement and use new technology is something that hospitals want to focus on in the upcoming year, but few facilities seem to have a focus on tools for healthcare data security needs, according to a recent survey. Market research...

HITRUST Finds Lack of Healthcare Cybersecurity Awareness

Healthcare organizations are consistently lacking in their overall healthcare cybersecurity awareness, according to recent research from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). Moreover, many facilities do not understand the effectiveness...

Why Strong Cybersecurity Measures Require Collaboration

Numerous industries, including healthcare, could greatly improve their cybersecurity measures through collaboration, according to Guy Delp, director of Cyber and Data Analytics at Lockheed Martin. A recent Lockheed survey showed that the majority...

HIE Security Underlined at Ohio HIT Event

HIE security is an essential aspect of an organization’s overall privacy and security measures, and facilities of all sizes can use HIEs for HIPAA compliant communications. Those ideas were just some of the discussion points at the recent Ohio...

Healthcare Cybersecurity May Need Greater Email Protection

Healthcare cybersecurity is a critical security measure that providers of all sizes need to consider. The same cybersecurity measures may not be appropriate from one organization to the next, but if a recent survey is any indication, email attacks...

Why Secure Medical Devices Should be a Priority

As more healthcare organizations implement electronic health records (EHRs) and begin to connect to health information exchanges (HIEs), the need for secure medical devices also increases in importance. A facility cannot run the risk of exposing...

FDA Updates Medical Device Regulation, Risk Classification

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance on certain medical device regulation policies, as well as draft documents pertaining to how the FDA determines different levels of risk classification for various medical devices. Specifically,...

NH-ISAC, CIS Partner for Stronger Healthcare Cybersecurity

Last week the the National Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (NH-ISAC), and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) announced a strategic partnership to help create stronger healthcare cybersecurity measures across the nation. Ever...