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How Health Privacy Regulations Hinder Telehealth Adoption

May 5, 2015 - Health privacy regulations are one of the potential deterrents when it comes to telehealth adoption, according to a report by the American Hospital Association (AHA). Moreover, numerous legal and regulatory challenges can also make the process difficult. “As telehealth utilization expands, however, myriad significant federal and state legal and regulatory issues will determine whether and...


HRSA Data Security Controls Need Improvement, Says OIG


Data security controls at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) were not fully implemented and monitored, according to a recent report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). HRSA must improve its data security controls,...

ONC Interoperability Security Standards Lacking, Says HIMSS


There is a definite absence of interoperability security standards in the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory (2015 Advisory), according to recent comments from the Healthcare Information and...

Data Breach Response Best Practices Guide Released by DOJ


The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Cybersecurity Unit recently released a data breach response guide to help facilities better prepare for data security incidents before they occur, as well as what to do after the fact. While the guide was created...

Health Data Included in Ala. Data Breach Notification Bill


A recently proposed data breach notification bill in Alabama could make it the 48th state to have such legislation in place. The bill was first introduced on March 3, 2015, and as of April 14, 2015, it is listed as being under “further...

EHR Privacy, Security Part of New Bi-Partisan Group’s Goals


Improving EHR privacy and security are part of the reason behind the forming of a new bi-partisan committee working group. Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray announced last week that the group is...

New Data Breach Notification Bill Lets States Keep Own Laws


Several Democratic senators have introduced a national data breach notification bill that will allow states to keep their own notification laws if they have more strict policies already in place. The Consumer Privacy Protection Act was introduced...


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