• Tag Archives: HIPAA

    With the implementation of patient portals and secure messaging options, it is clear that collaborative healthcare is becoming more of a common practice. But how more »

    Even when medical facilities take the time to properly dispose of patients’ medical records, there is still a risk of a health data breach if more »

    Michael Frederick, Vice President of Assurance Services & Product Development at HITRUST, provides an overview during this webcast of the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF). more »

    Healthcare organizations should take the time to review the regulations for HIPAA Business Associate Agreements. The deadline for all HIPAA business associate agreements (BAAs) to more »

    A federal appeals court ruled that it is not a HIPAA violation for physician defendants to have equal access to plaintiffs’ health information. Physician defendants more »

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation’s healthcare system. However, it more »

    Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI) is facing more legal action resulting from its data breach that affected 4.5 million patients, as patient Briana Brito filed more »

    HIPAA regulations have undergone major changes in the last few years, giving both the federal and state Governments new powers and enhanced resources to pursue more »

    The question is not whether healthcare consumers will ultimately get the right to learn of disclosures of their data, but when. Senior IT leaders and more »

    Amid a rising tide of compliance pressures, employee mobility, and high black-market values for personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI), security and more »

    Box connects people across the healthcare continuum for better collaboration, data exchange, improved workflow, research and care delivery. Box serves providers, payors, and life science more »

    Hospitals have the need to collaborate internally and externally, and respond to the trends of BYOD, the consumerization of IT and the availability of free more »

    As healthcare evolves, it’s important to remain up-to-date on all changes, such as the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. However, because patient privacy remains a pressing topic, more »

    California enacted legislation, AB 658, earlier this year to shield patient health information stored in personal health records personal health records (PHRs) and mobile health applications. more »

    Maintaining security standards as Health Information Exchange (HIE) expansion continues is critical for any healthcare provider. It’s also essential that patient data stays secure as more »

    William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center has been hit with yet another lawsuit following a health data breach. On July 14, staff members more »

    AltaMed Health Services announced last week that 2,995 patients’ data were potentially compromised when an employee stole patient records in an apparent identity theft ring. more »

    Idaho Medicaid is on the receiving end of more federal scrutiny for vendor management practices, as state agencies and the Department of Health and Human more »

    With fall quickly approaching, the last compliance piece to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule is coming up quick as well. As of September 23, 2014, all more »

    A Boston judge provided a reminder this week that a healthcare organization’s and a patient’s rights to release medical records under HIPAA are very different more »

    Learn all key aspects of a solution including technical requirements, key functionality concerns, and how to determine a vendor’s proven success record with case studies more »

    Almost 20 years after HIPAA was enacted, the healthcare industry is facing unprecedented risks to patient privacy and security, and it’s only going to get more »

    Most stakeholders in the healthcare industry have a different take on HIPAA. Regulators see privacy and security laws as fair and necessary to patient care. more »

    Though the FTC v. LabMD trial has been temporarily put on hold, there is still a war of words going on between the two sides. more »

    Self Regional Healthcare of Greenwood, S.C. is alerting patients of a data breach that occurred over Memorial Day weekend when two men stole an unencrypted laptop more »

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