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How Multi-Factor Authentication Can Combat Phishing, Cyberattacks

February 7, 2019 - Healthcare has been steadily moving into consumerization, as the industry shifts into value-based care and patients demand easier access to their data. At the same time, cyber threats and hackers have increased in sophistication, continuing to target the sector to gain access to the troves of data. Many health delivery organizations still struggle with some of the basic cybersecurity...


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NIH Reboots Genomic Data Access After Patient Privacy Fears Eased

by Fred Donovan

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has resumed public access to its genomic summary results after restricting access for ten years over patient privacy concerns. Genomic summary results “convey information relevant to...

OCR Drafts NPRM on ‘Good Faith’ Patient Data Disclosure Rules

by Fred Donovan

OCR is drafting a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on “good faith” disclosures of patient data by healthcare providers in patient emergencies, such as an opioid overdose. This disclosure could be done without the...

AHIMA Continues Push for Balance in Patient Data Access, Security

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare professionals should have access to their patients’ entire medical history, but patient data access and data security measures must also be considered, AHIMA members said in meetings with Congress today. Access to...

Stakeholders Desire Clarification on Secure Data Exchange in TEFCA

by Elizabeth Snell

ONC must further clarify secure data exchange aspects in its Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) draft, and also explain how HIPAA regulations will apply, according to industry stakeholders. One of the TEFCA principles...

Common Rule Interim Version Released, Exempts HIPAA Research

by Elizabeth Snell

More secondary research of EHR data will be enabled through the recently announced interim version of the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, or the Common Rule. Certain low-risk studies, such as observational studies...

Secure Data Exchange Part of ONC Trusted Exchange Framework Draft

by Elizabeth Snell

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...

Health Data Privacy Concerns Key Influence in PHI Data Sharing

by Elizabeth Snell

Patients might be more willing to participate in PHI data sharing when their health data privacy concerns have been properly addressed, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Providers must...

How Automation Aids Data Security, Improves Patient Satisfaction

by Bill Kleyman

Want to know a common trend I’ve seen in pretty much every single healthcare customer I’ve worked with? Data. And I mean a lot of data. Healthcare organizations are producing vast amounts of data from a variety of points....

AHIMA Notes Cybersecurity Prep, HIPAA Compliance as Focus Areas

by Elizabeth Snell

All healthcare organizations can work on improving their privacy and security by focusing on their cybersecurity preparation, HIPAA compliance, and staying people-oriented, according to a recent blog post on the Journal of...

Increased Patient Data Access Requires Strong Health Data Security

by Elizabeth Snell

As more healthcare organizations offer increased options for patient data access, it is crucial that health data security measures do not become an afterthought. HIPAA regulations allow for patients to access their own health data, but...

FDA Urges Patient Data Access with Medical Device Information

by Elizabeth Snell

Medical device manufacturers should appropriately and responsibly allow patient data access with patient information collected from devices, according to a finalized document from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sharing...

AHIMA: Patient Data Access Through Patient Portals Increases

by Elizabeth Snell

Eighty-two percent of consumers took advantage of patient data access through a patient portal in 2016, an increase from less than 5 percent who did so in 2013, according to a study from the American Health Information Management...

Will Healthcare Blockchain Resolve Data Privacy Concerns?

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare blockchain is increasingly being viewed as a potential solution to numerous IT problems, such as connectivity issues, data privacy concerns, and patient record sharing barriers, according to a recent Black Book survey. The...

Will Revised HIPAA Rules Encourage Greater Health Data Exchange?

by Elizabeth Snell

Updating HITECH and the HIPAA Rules by having providers and EHR vendors charge fees for health data exchange would help promote interoperability, according to Brookings Institution Non-Resident Fellow Niam Yaraghi. The current regulatory...

MI Computer System Health Data Breach May Involve Data of 106K

by Kate Monica

In March of 2017, Michigan-based McLaren Medical Group (MMG) learned its computer system had been accessed by an unauthorized party, leading to a health data breach, according to an MMG statement issued to HealthITSecurity.com. The...

HHS Reviews HIPAA Rules Following Hurricane Harvey

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare providers can face numerous challenges during natural disasters, including adhering to HIPAA rules while working to provide proper patient care through an emergency. HHS recently released a bulletin to help guide covered...

How HIPAA Regulations Can Ease Information Blocking

by Elizabeth Snell

Even with more healthcare organizations adopting EHRs and working through the Meaningful Use program, covered entities still struggle with health information exchange. However, HIPAA regulations could be a boon to providers, according to...

Do HIPAA Regulations Need Updates on Patient Privacy?

by Elizabeth Snell

Current patient privacy laws, such as HIPAA regulations, may need to be adjusted to help individuals who are suffering from drug addiction, HHS Secretary Tom Price said in a recent White House press briefing. It is particularly...

Staying HIPAA Compliant in Patient Health Data Access Process

by Elizabeth Snell

Last month, AHIMA released a new form designed to help both healthcare providers and patients better understand and utilize the patient health data access process. Patients have the right to their own information, but providers need to...

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