Healthcare Information Security

EHR Interoperability

Secure Data Exchange Part of ONC Trusted Exchange Framework Draft

January 8, 2018 - ONC issued a Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement draft last week, which is part of the requirements under the 21st Century Cures Act. Ensuring secure data exchange is a key aspect to nationwide interoperability, along with building and maintaining trust, ONC explained. “The draft Trusted Exchange Framework we issued today reflects the successes and challenges already...

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Medical Device Security Critical with FDA Interoperability Guide

by Elizabeth Snell

Safely and effectively exchanging and using data is the key focus of the recent FDA guide on medical device security and interoperability. FDA explained that Design Considerations and Pre-market Submission Recommendations for...

ONC Blockchain Challenge Winners Emphasize Data Security

by Elizabeth Snell

ONC blockchain challenge winners were announced earlier this week, with the top white papers focusing on recommendations for market viability and creativity, as well as the advancement of health information flow. There were more than 70...

Healthcare Interoperability: Patients Prefer Portals

by Frank Irving

When it comes to delivery of medical test results, patients are comfortable enough with healthcare interoperability to prefer password-protected websites or portals over more traditional means of notification such as letters, voice mail...

Do EHR Interoperability Requirements Raise Security Risks?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A nationwide patient advocacy group is of the opinion that EHR interoperability requirements will pave the way for protected health information to be hacked. The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom is calling on Congress to halt...

EHR Interoperability Needs Better Guidance, Say Senators

by Elizabeth Snell

Government regulations stemming from the Health Information Technology and Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, along with the newer interoperability roadmap from the Office of the National Coordinator, have not effectively promoted...


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