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January 20, 2015  2:02 PM

Health Information Trust Alliance creates health IT security group

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
athenahealth, Epic, health IT security, HITRUST

The success of health IT rests on users and beneficiaries learning to trust healthcare technology. A move made by The Health Information Trust Alliance put more stock in that statement. The alliance announced the

October 24, 2012  12:46 PM

Medical devices next frontier for hackers, HIPAA security

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
health IT security, HIPAA, medical devices

Our HIT crystal ball has been flashing brightly lately, signaling the need for some sort of overhaul for FDA medical device regulations:

  • First, a few months back, a source mentioned in an interview that he's not as concerned about HIPAA compliance with Wi-Fi enabled medical devices that...


December 21, 2011  1:51 PM

Show me the money: Federal health IT budget to skyrocket

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
health data storage, health IT security, HIPAA, Meaningful use

Paul Allen, the federal budget bureaucrats in charge of health IT spending, and you walk into a bar. The Microsoft cofounder is building a jet with a 385-foot wingspan to take people into space. The...


November 8, 2011  12:38 PM

HIPAA mandates the catalyst for increased IT budgets, more technology

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
health information exchange, health IT security, HIPAA

The fourth annual HIMSS Security Survey showed that half of respondents spend 3% or less of overall IT budgets on


June 7, 2011  11:56 AM

Hospitals eye wireless networks to boost satisfaction, connectivity

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
health IT security, HIPAA Privacy Rule, Wi-Fi, wireless networks

Hospitals seeking to enhance patient and employee satisfaction are integrating wireless networks as a perk, and Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is no exception. The health...


August 23, 2010  1:01 PM

Tiger Team: Apply fair information practices to HIE

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
health information exchange, health IT security, personal health records

The federal government should take fair information practices into account when it sets privacy and security policies for health information exchange (HIE). That, at least, is the...


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...


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