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patient data privacy


October 17, 2016  5:25 PM

ONC official: Hospitals may already be familiar with new MACRA provisions

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
ONC, patient data privacy

BALTIMORE --Two main points stood out most when a leading ONC official took the stage at today’s AHIMA conference: MACRA and data segmentation for patient privacy. The release of the...

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February 23, 2016  4:04 PM

ONC survey: Growth of confidence in EHR privacy and security

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR safety, EHR security, patient data, patient data privacy, patient data security

Patients' trust in providers' abilities to protect EHR privacy and security is steadily increasing to the point where more than three-quarters of patients support the idea of providers electronically exchanging their data. From 2012 to 2014, ONC polled Americans on their confidence in the...


October 23, 2015  3:27 PM

Health data startup gets unusual attention

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
consumer health IT, ONC, patient data privacy

It seems like health IT is in a perpetual, super-charged cycle of announcements, unveilings and acquisitions ranging from the recent Salesforce foray into healthcare, for...


July 23, 2015  1:39 PM

In wake of UCLA health data breach, security expert says providers should be forthcoming

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
breach notification, HIPAA, patient data privacy

The 4.5 million people who had their health and financial records potentially exposed in a hack of the UCLA Health provider system were not the only victims of the breach, which UCLA officials said they first started looking into nearly a year ago. Apparently, so was the full intent of the 


January 13, 2015  2:25 PM

A majority of patients would share their data for healthcare research

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
patient data, patient data privacy, sharing patient data

Healthcare organizations searching for ways to improve the business aspect of their daily operations would be wise to keep an eye on future studies from healthcare researchers. Slightly more than half (53%) of patients said they would be willing to anonymously share their health data with...


March 20, 2014  1:03 PM

Patients worry over privacy, ownership of personal health data

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
patient data privacy, personal health records, quantified self, self-tracking

While the "quantified self" movement is widely written about, who is quantifying what patients actually care about? Three new studies shed light on this trend. Three-quarters of patients believe they should own their personal health data, including that which is self-tracked or captured by...


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