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    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 »

    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently evaluated the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) oversight of the authorized electronic more »

    Consumer-generated healthcare data privacy doesn’t appear to have caused too many ripples in the general public’s consciousness to this point. But a recent California Healthcare more »

    Even healthcare organizations with the most mature of internal risk assessment programs recognize the value in external assessments. Anahi Santiago, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) more »

    As internal user access becomes a larger issue in healthcare, authentication continues to play an important role in clinical IT departments. There are multiple user more »

    The continuum of care continues to expand and is forcing integrated delivery networks and health systems to reconsider their health data privacy and security practices more »

    Electronic health record (EHR) privacy and security apprehension among healthcare providers is a common hurdle when trying to get these organizations to participate in a more »

    Knowing who has access to patient data as well as being aware of the viable security threats out there may sound like tall orders given more »

    With potential HIPAA audits looming in the distance, healthcare organizations are both ensuring they have the right technologies in place and are revising and updating more »

    The idea of having a strong security plan in place for a healthcare organization’s eventual data breach is one that has been discussed at length more »

    For healthcare IT security personnel, some projects mirror what other organizations have done, such as implementing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and eliminating concern regarding data more »

    Though there’s never a true winner in the “ease of use” v. security debate, coming to a happy medium between the two can present challenges more »

    One way or another, mobile devices are finding their way into healthcare organizations’ four walls and onto their networks. Each organization’s mobile needs vary based more »

    Following opening remarks from National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, the Privacy and Security Tiger Team virtually presented its family, friends and personal representative update to the more »

    Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey has signed a three-year contract with Malta Systems to fully-implement the technology company’s Privasent system. The more »

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