Compliance & Legal

Nationwide breach
By Jessica Davis 02:32 pm August 11, 2017
The insurance company settled with 33 states for failing to patch a vulnerability that allowed a hacker to gain access to its system.
Data sanitization best practices

There's a misconception among many that factory resets, data wiping and reformatting are enough to safely clear away old data but that's not the case.

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm August 08, 2017
A new alliance of IT and security professionals wants to promote best practices and spread awareness of a standard definition.
One-third of eClinicalWorks customers prepping to switch EHR vendors, KLAS says
By Mike Miliard 10:01 am July 28, 2017
While the recent DOJ settlement is pushing some clients over the edge, another third say they feel “stuck” in their contracts, the report finds.
HITRUST launches community outreach program
By Mike Miliard 12:32 pm July 26, 2017
Town halls at Tufts Medical Center, Texas Children's Hospital, Centura Health and more are meant to give healthcare professionals a chance to compare notes and share strategies for better security.
HHS breach reporting website

Screensnap of HSS' breach reporting website tool.

By Jessica Davis 11:29 am July 26, 2017
Office for Civil Rights says the site is now easier to navigate and only contains the last two years of healthcare organization and business associate breaches.
eClinicalWorks certification
By Tom Sullivan 12:06 pm July 24, 2017
Here’s a look at issues in eClinicalWorks electronic health record that could create difficulties for clients, what the company has done since the DOJ settlement, and actions it recommends customers take now.
bill rolls back meaningful use EHRs
By Jessica Davis 11:32 am July 21, 2017
Introduced Thursday to the Energy and Commerce Committee, the bill would reduce the volume of future EHR-related significant hardship requests.
By 05:45 am July 21, 2017
The list of the vendors that have 2015 Edition compliant products on the market today continues to grow.
HIPAA compliance
By Mike Miliard 03:33 pm July 20, 2017
Designed to help providers as more patients exercise their rights to access their health data, the new tool comports with guidelines from both OCR and ONC.
Soon-Shiong lawsuit
By Jessica Davis 03:03 pm July 13, 2017
Altor Bioscience stakeholders say the NantHealth CEO low-balled the company’s value and paid off two directors in an attempt to buy the company through a sweetheart deal.

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