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WEDI wrote a white paper on how smart cards could potentially reduce the risk of medical identity theft. Medical identity theft is increasingly becoming a more »

Michael Archuleta presented a HealthITSecurity webcast on maintaining patient data security. Last week, Mt. San Rafael Hospital Director of IT and HIPAA Security Officer Michael 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 »

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 »

The $1 trillion omnibus spending bill discusses several aspects of health IT, including rural health IT efforts. Health information technology (IT) continues to evolve every more »

The nation’s health security preparedness is at a substantially positive level, but there is room for improvement, according to a report. Keeping patients healthy and more »

The ONC released a health IT strategic plan this week that focuses on the next five years. The US Department of Health and Human Services’ more »

A new platform that encourages information sharing from NH-ISAC hopes to improve cybersecurity measures across the healthcare industry. A new intelligence platform from the National more »

A bi-partisan bill was introduced this week that seeks to change health IT by altering how the FDA regulates medical devices. Earlier this week two more »

Recent reports show that IT security issues will still be on the horizon for the healthcare industry in 2015. As the healthcare industry looks ahead more »

The AHA wrote a letter in response to the FDA seeking public comment on collaborative approaches for medical device and healthcare cybersecurity. The American Hospital more »

The VA once again failed its annual cybersecurity audit. For the 16th consecutive year, the Department of Veterans Affairs failed its annual cybersecurity audit. The more »

A recent IDC healthcare security prediction report shows that half of healthcare organizations will have experienced a breach in the last 12 months by 2015. more »

HHS has several challenges facing it, including the secure use and exchange of health data, according to an OIG report. The meaningful and secure exchange more »

A report shows that the VA has not done enough to mitigate potential cybersecurity risks. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has not fully addressed 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 »

Clinical workflows – an established process in a clinician’s daily activity of caring for patients – are increasingly integrating with healthcare information systems, and therefore, more »

HIMSS and CHIME are concerned after various leadership changes within the ONC, but hope to work together with HHS. The Office of the National Coordinator more »

A recent Dell survey shows that security issues could be creating barriers to the adoption of big data, mobility, and cloud technology. It should come more »

As the healthcare industry quickly becomes more “connected,” the need for strong health IT security has perhaps never been more important. With EHRs and HIEs more »

Technical glitches and healthcare websites seem to walk hand-in-hand lately, for both state and national organizations. Vermont is the latest to encounter such issues, and 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 »

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