By Matt Fisher – Privacy of health information is receiving a significant spotlight as a result of big technology companies moving into the healthcare industry. While Amazon and Microsoft seem to slip past many headlines, Google is not in the same boat.
By Art Gross – A potential class action lawsuit has been filed against the University of Chicago Medical Center by a former patient, claiming his and thousands of other patients’ medical records were shared with Google without authorization and without removing identifying information.
By Jonathan Krasner – HIPAA data breaches can occur if ePHI is posted on an open web site. In that situation, not only is the ePHI available for viewing, it also can be indexed by an Internet search engine such as Google. Many data breaches have been uncovered by finding the unauthorized ePHI via a Google search.
PwC US announced Google Inc. is a part of the PwC team in the bid for the Department of Defense (D0D) Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) contract.
Google has begun piloting a new search feature that offers live video chats with physicians for consumers researching some medical conditions. Google has begun partnering with providers to test this new telehealth program for consumers to video chat with a physician.
By Mike Semel Blog: 4Medapproved.com/HITSecurity Twitter: @SemelConsulting The HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule (see page 5572) was announced in January, 9 months ago, and was very clear that a business that stores...
ONC and others discuss Interoperability, Health IT Challenges Yesterday the Office of the National Coordinator hosted it's first ever ONC Google + Hangout. Led by ONC Chief Scientist Doug Fridsma,...
Health Information Exchanges and Privacy What if everyone opts out? America has a love hate relationship with the Internet. On the one hand we love getting our information right now,...
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