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December 30, 2016  4:38 PM

ONC launches health IT privacy policy challenge

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Health IT, ONC, privacy

ONC has launched a challenge for developers, designers and health data privacy experts to create an online model privacy notice generator for health IT products that will encourage transparency and help consumers make informed choices. The Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge awards prizes to the...

December 17, 2014  11:34 AM

Half of patients in ONC-funded trial chose to conceal sensitive personal health info

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ONC, privacy

Some 50% of the patients who participated in an ONC-funded trial withheld clinically sensitive data from some or all of their healthcare providers. The trial examined the effects of patient access to their own medical records. The

October 15, 2014  1:59 PM

ONC health data privacy watchdog Lucia Savage arrives as interop czar Doug Fridsma leaves

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Fridsma, Informatics, ONC, privacy

Another lawyer will soon guide ONC’s privacy office. Lucia Savage, a New York University Law School grad, will later this month succeed Joy Pritts, the Case Western...

April 19, 2012  12:36 PM

Microsoft’s Kinect, HealthVault turns seniors into engaged patients

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Microsoft HealthVault, Microsoft Kinect, patient engagement, PHRs and patient engagement, privacy

Getting senior citizens engaged in their health care isn't always an easy task, especially with those who are suffering from chronic conditions. So far the Exergamers Wellness Club has excelled at it,...

December 29, 2010  1:13 PM

This guy likes HIPAA

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
HIPAA, Identity management, privacy

Most people we interview -- at least those working on health care IT staffs -- have one beef or another with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Lawyers and regulators don't mind it as much. Patient privacy advocates tend to...

July 28, 2010  9:23 AM

FTC, HHS tag-team on Rite Aid for HIPAA violations

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
FTC, FTC Act, hhs, HIPAA, HIPAA violations, privacy, Rite aid, Security

Rite Aid Corp. agreed to pay $1 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for HIPAA violations stemming from it tossing pill bottles containing patient information into unsecured dumpsters outside its...

May 5, 2010  3:15 PM

Copy machines targets for health care data breaches

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Data breach, Data Loss Prevention, HIPAA, privacy, Security

Last week we saw a piece on a law firm blog about how copy machines can make a health care provider vulnerable to data breaches and HIPAA violations in a way...

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