EHR Security

EHR Security

The Supreme Court has dismissed a class action suit for medical identity theft filed against St. Joseph Health System (SJHS), a healthcare facility in Texas. more »

Last week, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) received a $450,000 grant from The Commonwealth Fund to develop an interactive, yet still secure health data 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 »

Whether a healthcare organization is working toward Stage 1 or Stage 2 Meaningful Use, it is essential for the facility to remain aware of the more »

EHR technology has an important role to play in supporting the work of health systems, hospitals, and physician practices toward meeting their goals.This presentation provides more »

Facilities are working hard to keep pace with federal regulations for secure healthcare technology. It is not enough to simply install an EHR, but healthcare more »

A recent paper asks whether there is EHR confidentiality for adolescents. There are an increasing amount of potential EHR confidentiality issues for adolescents and their more »

The majority of pediatricians do not cite EHR security issues as a main barrier to implementation. Ensuring EHR security should be a top priority for more »

Two organizations are collaborating to improve medical device cybersecurity. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) more »

Consumer Watchdog has raised concerns over a California HIE and potential patient privacy concerns. When implementing a new electronic health record (EHR), patient privacy and more »

Organizations cannot ease up on their healthcare IT security measures, especially when it comes to patient portals. This is a way for individuals to gain more »

Congress attempts to block hospital system sale due to PHI security concerns. Eighteen members of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation have written a letter to Attorney General, Kamala D. more »

A recent survey found that more consumers trust the health IT tools that their primary doctors use. Not only are more consumers accessing their online more »

As hospitals and healthcare systems continue to implement new technologies, it is likely just a matter of time before interoperability is a hurdle they must more »

CMS extended the deadline for meaningful use attestation for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday afternoon more »

An IDC report found that healthcare executives are spending more on their cybersecurity initiatives. As healthcare technology continues to evolve, the need for facilities to more »

A former Texas hospital CFO pleaded guilty to submitting false documents to the government under the meaningful use and EHR incentive program. Earlier this week more »

HIE security is crucial as more healthcare organizations work to improve interoperability programs. The Interoperability Workgroup (IWG) formed a strategic relationship with Healthcare Information and more »

There is no question that the healthcare industry and its subsequent health data security options have made great strides over the last several years. However, more »

With 69 percent of healthcare providers using mobile devices to view patient information, having a high-quality and secure, yet transparent wireless network within a healthcare more »

Americans are concerned about the privacy and security of their medical records, but that is not specific to EHR sharing and storage, the ONC found. more »

After 10 years of working in the health IT sector, CCHIT is shutting its doors. The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) announced last more »

Eileen Erdos, a principal in the EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services’ Life Sciences practice, spoke with HealthITSecurity.com about the importance of EHR security. Without more »

Risk assessment is something we all do in healthcare and in our daily lives. Consider crossing the road. Should you cross at the lights? Can more »

The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) responded earlier this week to Senate Finance Committee members Ron Wyden and Chuck Grassley’s request for comment in more »

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