By Arshad Noor – The healthcare industry has a huge responsibility when it comes to information security and protecting sensitive PHI while abiding by its “duty of care” principles. However, the industry continues to suffer large data breaches despite…
By William A. Hyman – In the continued theme of easing burdens previously created, HHS now wants to know, via a Request for Information, how HIPAA rules “may impede the transformation to value-based health care” or “limit or discourage coordinated care among individuals and…
By Rita Bowen – AHIMA’s 2018 PCIG Institute took place September 22-23. True to its aim to enhance knowledge regarding current trends and issues, the event focused on protecting patient information across all healthcare settings and business operations…
By Art Gross – It comes as no surprise that the healthcare industry is a prime target for cybercriminals. Since it’s easy to recognize the potential profit in stealing Protected Health Information.
By Matt Ferrari – Now on demand my CTO Talk episode with Callidus Health co-founders Dr. Ganesh Elangovan and Gerrit Adams. who created a cloud-based clinic communication solution that is speeding medical care to patients in need, while securing their PHI in the process.
By Art Gross – Ransomware dominated the healthcare industry in 2017, with six of the top ten breaches reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services a direct result of the malicious software.
By David Harlow – In thinking about patient privacy, many folks assume that HIPAA is the first and last word on the subject. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Protected health information under HIPAA (PHI) is also protected by a variety of other federal and state regulatory schemes.
By Matt Fisher – Healthcare entities have received another warning from the OCR concerning yet another aspect of HIPAA compliance. OCR’s settlement with St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center focuses on controlling when and how PHI is released.
By Rita Bowen – As of September 30, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has received over 141,754 complaints. Over 24,500 of these led to OCR investigations, resulting in required changes to privacy practices, corrective actions or technical assistance.
By Jon Melling – The rising complexity of healthcare, particularly as it relates to providers’ growing technical needs, is increasingly prompting healthcare organizations to seek the help of outside consultants.
By Marla Durben Hirsch – Providers continue to be confused as to how to dispose of their trash without running afoul of HIPAA. But the stakes are now higher – because it’s often the provider’s trash collector that’s exposing the patient data that’s in the garbage.
By Bob Grant – The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced that NY Presbyterian Hospital would be required to pay a $2.2M settlement after the “egregious disclosure” of two patients’ protected health information. NYP allowed an ABC film crew and staff from the show “NY Med” to film two patients, one of whom was dying, and another experiencing serious distress.
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