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NY Clarifies Minor Patient Data Access, Maintains Security

January 18, 2017 - Health data security is often a top concern with patient data access, especially as the push for interoperability continues and covered entities continue to utilize electronic devices. Ambiguity can make this process more difficult, and both patients and providers need to understand how data can be accessed, under what circumstances, and be reassured that it will not fall into the wrong hands....


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NY Clarifies Minor Patient Data Access, Maintains Security

by Elizabeth Snell

Health data security is often a top concern with patient data access, especially as the push for interoperability continues and covered entities continue to utilize electronic devices. Ambiguity can make this process more difficult, and both...

Health Data Privacy Concerns Not Hindrance for PHI Sharing

by Elizabeth Snell

With more providers implementing EHRs and working toward interoperability, it is not uncommon for individuals to have health data privacy concerns with their personal information in how it is used and potentially shared. However, recent research...

ONC, OCR Fact Sheet Discusses HIPAA Health Data Exchange

by Elizabeth Snell

In an effort to answer questions over how oversight agencies can receive information in health data exchange, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a fact sheet discussing how HIPAA allows such...

Patient Data Breach Fear Hinders Health Data Sharing

by Elizabeth Snell

As technology continues to evolve in the healthcare industry, patients may not be as accepting of tools such as patient portals and mobile apps over a fear of a data breach. A recent Black Book survey found that 57 percent of consumers who had...

What Are Data Security Concerns with Healthcare APIs?

by Elizabeth Snell

Potential health data security concerns and security risks have previously been touted as barriers for the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) in healthcare. However, if covered entities understand the basis of the technology, it...

NGA Publishes State Road Map for Secure Health Data Exchange

by Elizabeth Snell

Under an agreement with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), the National Governors Association (NGA) released guidance with potential steps that could improve the flow of electronic health information within, and among states. Ensuring...

Secure Exchange of Electronic Data Top HHS Challenge

by Elizabeth Snell

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently facing 10 management and performance challenges, including health information technology and the meaningful and secure exchange and use of electronic information, according to the...

Health Data Privacy Discussed in ONC Blockchain Proposal

by Elizabeth Snell

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) submitted an “Ideation Challenge” proposal for the potential benefits of blockchain technology...

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