By William A. Hyman – ONC has released another Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, this time entitled 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program. It comes in at 734 pages.
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By Ken Reiher – Conducting regular HIPAA security risk assessments helps CEs ensure compliance with HIPAA’s administrative, physical and technical safeguards, and helps expose areas where an organization’s protected health information could be at risk.
By Gopal Khanna – The healthcare landscape is facing dramatic changes. Transformation is being driven by unprecedented mergers and acquisitions, new technologies in the marketplace, and the volume, variety, and velocity of available data.
By Grant Elliott – After the Marriott data breach, the Quora breach, the Anthem breach, and the Uber breach… well, you get the picture. After all of these data breaches, from the commercial perspective, it’s clear that the free market is failing to drive companies to implement adequate data security.
By Lee Horner – Caregiving for a loved one can bring out positive and negative emotions. Feeling frustrated and angry with everyone, from the care recipient to the doctors, are common emotions, especially for those caring from a distance.
By Art Gross – Remember ransomware, the malicious software that blocks computer access until a ransom demand is paid? The threat was huge and dominated headlines in the past but seems to have slowed down in recent months.
By Art Gross – As the value of healthcare data remains high, there is no denying that healthcare organizations make prime targets for cybercriminals. To wreak havoc and make a profit from compromised patient data, cybercriminals exploit weak spots in healthcare organizations…
By John Kupice – As we enter boldly into 2019, hospitals find themselves in a somewhat precarious environment of rising costs, declining reimbursements, and shrinking margins. What is the impact and what trends are we likely to see in the year ahead?
HIPAA Complaints, OCR Investigations, and Security Risk Analysis for Healthcare Delivery Organizations – A Common Thread
By Rich Curtiss – Many HIPAA covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs) may not be meeting the regulatory mandate as defined in §164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A) of the HIPAA Security Rule. This implementation specification requires that healthcare delivery organizations…
By Edward Yang – As the new year ushers in, many health IT leaders are finding themselves at a critical juncture to make 2019 a transformative time for their organizations. In response to massive consolidation, healthcare reform and competitive pressures, hospitals and health systems are undergoing dramatic change.
By William Hyman – On December 18th CMS presented a webinar on the Promoting Interoperability Program as applied to Inpatient Prospective Payments. Among the other content the webinar included changes from 2018 to 2019, and from 2019 to 2020.
By Brian Stone – Healthcare IT security pros face the important and difficult task of keeping patients’ sensitive data secure. This type of data is a prime target for cybercriminals, since health records contain more personal data points than, say, credit card data and cannot just be reissued if a breach occurs.
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