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July 22, 2010  1:06 PM

ONC announces effort to strengthen health IT security

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
data breaches, Data Loss Prevention, EHR security, health IT security, ONC

This week, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology announced it has launched a set of initiatives to improve the overall state of health IT security. The ONC's...

May 11, 2010  11:00 AM

Enforcing EHR adoption, other news

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
data breaches, Data Loss Prevention, EHR, Health IT, Meaningful use, Software as a Service

Health care providers in Massachusetts who don't adopt electronic health record (EHR) technology could lose more than just incentive funds -- they could become ineligible to renew their licenses. Attendees at Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's health IT...

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April 8, 2010  9:11 AM

HIMSS Analytics study reveals gaps in patient data security

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
data breaches, EHR security, HIMSS Analytics, patient data security

As personal health information moves out of the filing cabinets and into cyberspace, the need to secure that data presents a whole new set of challenges. For this reason, HIMSS Analytics partnered with Kroll Fraud Solutions to conduct a bi-annual survey to evaluate the status of patient data...

February 23, 2010  4:56 PM

HHS data breach posts show many entries into health care facilities

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
data breaches, HIPAA

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services posted a new list of data breaches affecting 500 or more people. What jumps out from the list is the variety of breach...

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