Privacy & Security

By Rick Kam 11:10 am June 23, 2015
Everyone involved in healthcare needs to know their responsibilities with regard to privacy and security, because everyone is potentially held accountable by customers, regulators, the courts and their business partners.
By Scott Rea 09:12 am June 10, 2015
Securing patient data starts with encryption, but equally important is the use of strong identity authentication. Authentication guarantees that the sender and recipient of healthcare data are, in fact, who they claim to be.
By Bob Chaput 10:16 am June 08, 2015
What used to be viewed as an operational issue is now a trustee responsibility because of the likelihood of lawsuits following a data breach. Boards across the U.S. want to avoid the headaches recently experienced by other organizations.
By Rick Kam 10:51 am June 04, 2015
The Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data by Ponemon Institute had more surprises than Forrest Gump's box of chocolates -- surprises that were far from palatable.
By Kimberly Danebrock 10:18 am June 01, 2015
When social media is left unmonitored, medical offices face the very real risk of violating federal privacy laws by breaching patient confidentiality, which in addition to substantial fines, can permanently damage one’s professional reputation.
By William A. Tanenbaum 12:37 pm May 19, 2015
Mobile devices in healthcare institutions are giving rise to new data security and liability risks. Connected devices -- another way of describing "The Internet of Things" -- present many of the same security and privacy breach rises aspects.
By Bob Chaput 01:52 pm May 11, 2015
In the new issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, there's a study that concludes that 29 million medical records were compromised between 2010 and 2013.
By Chris Bowen 12:58 pm May 05, 2015
Warning to technology vendors that service the healthcare industry: nearly half of serious data breaches occur in the healthcare sector and the majority are caused by a third party.
By Jeff Rowe 01:07 pm April 13, 2015
Carla Smith, executive vice president of HIMSS North America, has highlighted a few of the attractions for attendees.
By Kurt Hagerman 09:27 am March 26, 2015
You don't have to work in technology to know that hackers are getting more sophisticated. It seems like a new breach is in the news every week. But those of us who are dedicated to protecting healthcare data also spend a lot of time on something that's just as demanding.

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