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HIPAA security


November 16, 2015  6:16 PM

Lawyer suggests strategies to avoid texting risks with PHI

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HIPAA, HIPAA business associate, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA security, PHI, PHI encryption

Healthcare providers and their business associates are fast getting hip to the reality that it’s not OK to text protected health information (PHI). Not only does unsecure...

July 18, 2013  10:58 AM

Aetna launches CarePass mHealth app while pulling out of Calif. HIX

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ACA, Aetna, CarePass, Google, health insurance, health insurance exchange, health reform, HIPAA, HIPAA omnibus rule, HIPAA security, HIX, mHealth, NSA, phr, PHRs and patient engagement

Last month, Aetna Inc. launched CarePass, a smartphone mHealth app that aggregates and dashboards data from many popular personal health and fitness apps such as FitBit, Jawbone, Lose It! and RunKeeper. The insurer's Vice President and CarePass lead Martha Wofford told SearchHealthIT that services...


January 24, 2013  3:38 PM

Health care providers have few secure file sharing sites

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Data breach, file sharing, HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA security

Medical professionals need ways to share files with one another. The problem is that popular file sharing sites like Dropbox and email...


August 16, 2012  3:19 PM

1,000 patients voice concerns about EHR security in survey

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR security, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA security, patient data security

Finally, someone decided to ask patients how they feel about EHR security, or how much they trust their providers' EHR systems. No consultants, regulators or blue-sky technologists were allowed in this survey. Health IT distributor CDW Healthcare surveyed 1,000 patients (age and...


January 11, 2012  1:57 PM

KLAS survey: 71% of providers have cloud implementation, or plan to

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Cloud Computing, cloud implementation, EHR, HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA security, HIT cloud, KLAS

"Health care cloud implementation" has become a trending topic, thanks to some of our peers in the health IT media and KLAS, which recently released a survey on cloud use among providers. More on that later. As American Medical...

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