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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...

January 8, 2013  11:04 AM

North Idaho data breach fine makes history

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, health care data breach, hhs, medicaid, patient data security

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the first settlement involving a data breach affecting fewer than 500 patients has been paid by Hospice of North Idaho. The breach, which occurred in June 2010, was a...

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 19, 2012  4:15 PM

Big data targets the health care industry

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Big Data, clinical data analytics, health data storage, patient data security

It's no surprise that more pundits are starting to sing about big data and health care sittin' in a tree -- after all, the health care industry generates huge volumes of data, much of it unstructured. A

November 21, 2011  12:57 PM

Will expanding patient access to lab results overburden hospitals?

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AHA, HIMSS, patient data security, patient engagement

A proposed rule that would provide for direct patient access to lab results has drawn the ire of two key professional organizations. The proposed rule, released Sept. 12, would modify HIPAA and the Clinical Laboratory...

October 5, 2011  10:40 AM

Spotlight on AHIMA members as health care data breach numbers rise

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHIMA, Data breach, data breaches, Data Loss Prevention, health care data breach, HIPAA, patient data security

SALT LAKE CITY -- It's simply crazy how frequently "data breach" is showing up on Google News's left hand column of trending topics lately. It seems -- at least, empirically -- that nine times out of 10 when you click on "data breach" to find out what is the latest story getting major traction,...

August 30, 2011  12:32 PM

No time like the present to create a health care social media policy

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CDC, patient data security, social media, Veterans Affairs

Last week's East Coast earthquake proved the power of social media to report disasters, as millions took to Twitter and Facebook to report that they felt the earth move under their...

June 6, 2011  1:06 PM

Verizon updates partner, security management programs for health care

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
HIPAA business associate, patient data security, Risk management, Verizon

Verizon Business has updated its partner and security management programs to help address the health care industry's increasingly complex data security...

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March 16, 2011  1:00 AM

Cost of a data breach rises over last 12 months

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Data breach, HIPAA, patient data security, PHI

Setting aside the somewhat nebulous costs of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement and the negative publicity involved with data breaches, we can still say definitively that the cost of a health care data breach is rising. How much? It costs $20,663 to resolve a...

February 25, 2011  1:30 PM

Bringing application risk management to health care

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Application security, HIMSS 2011, patient data security, Risk management

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Given that the majority of health care data breaches occur at the application layer, health care organizations need to make application risk management a...

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