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April 14, 2017  1:56 PM

New ONC challenge focuses on accuracy and reliability of health data

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
health data security, health information exchange, ONC

A new ONC challenge is seeking ways to ensure the accuracy and reliability of health data, also known as data provenance. Data provenance refers to information about when the data was created, by whom, and whether it was changed during its electronic exchange. Data provenance -- and ensuring...

April 13, 2016  5:54 PM

More cybersecurity woes in health IT

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
cybersecurity, health data security

  The seemingly constant volley of cyberattacks on healthcare data networks is being accompanied by a flurry of new surveys and studies confirming that the threat to health data is real and dangerous. The latest report on the cybersecurity pandemic comes from data security company...


December 15, 2015  3:03 PM

Data breaches and shaky future of meaningful use on DirectTrust’s 2016 prediction list

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, health data exchange, health data security, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 3

Many of this year's most-discussed health IT topics will figure prominently in next year's healthcare technology landscape, though some of those conversations will take on a new tone.

The third stage of the meaningful use program may be stalled or cancelled in 2016, according to...


September 1, 2015  11:42 AM

Providers’ investments don’t relieve healthcare cybersecurity doubts

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
cybersecurity, data breaches, health data security, HIPAA violations

More than 85% of healthcare providers invested in information security in the previous year, but only about half are prepared to handle a cyberattack, according to the responses of 223 healthcare executives


December 2, 2014  3:39 PM

CIOs, ECRI Institute set their sights on health data security for 2015

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CIOs, Data breach, health data security

Healthcare CIOs and hospital IT departments setting goals for next year are staring down a familiar task: maintaining healthcare data security on limited budget resources. A group of CIOs representing eight healthcare organizations met at the Scottsdale Institute


September 29, 2014  3:07 PM

White hat hackers test Healthcare.gov data security

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Affordable Care Act, health care data breach, health data security, healthcare.gov

Which do you want first on federal health insurance exchange sites initiated through the Affordable Care Act? The good news, or the bad news? It turns out that the feds employed white hat...


September 17, 2014  9:46 AM

Report documents health data security HIPAA compliance issues

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
health data security, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA data breach

Data security consultant and research firm the SANS Institute estimates that millions of healthcare IT systems are compromised and fail to meet HIPAA's network security requirements in its Health Care Cyberthreat Report....


August 22, 2014  10:26 AM

When will U.S. healthcare learn to safeguard patient data?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
data breaches, health data security, HIPAA, patient data, patient privacy

The revelation this week that a Community Health Systems, Inc. patient data breach affected 4.5 million people was difficult to...


April 10, 2012  1:36 PM

Server hacked — Medicaid data breach affects 780,000 individuals

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Data breach, health care data breach, health data security, medicaid, PHI

An estimated 780,000 people in the state of Utah have been affected by a recent Medicaid data breach, according to theĀ FAQ document published by the Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) and the Utah Department of...


January 18, 2012  4:18 PM

Tap UK’s government site for health IT advice

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
health data security, Health IT, ipad, mHealth

Cruising the Web to check out a U.K. paper Brian Dolan over at MobiHealth News blogged about (the upshot: For iPad EHR implementations, the IT authorities do not recommend "Bring your own device" policies) led...


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