Privacy & Security

By Darren Leroux 11:57 am August 12, 2014
The consumerization of IT and the bring-your-own-device movement in the workplace has proven to be extremely beneficial for the healthcare industry, allowing providers to access patient data, billing information, clinical trial data and employee information on the go. However, this comes with a price.
By Tim Maliyil 08:41 am July 31, 2014
Technology poses a constant dilemma. On one hand, it makes our lives easier and, in many cases, more efficient. However, it also leaves those who don’t understand or respect data security vulnerable to thieves, and the healthcare industry is a place where this reality rings especially true.
By Kurt Hagerman 01:51 pm June 24, 2014
When it comes to leveraging the cloud for healthcare IT, I see two prevailing dynamics over and over. The first is that most organizations understand the benefits of the cloud very well. But when it comes to enjoying those benefits by partnering with the right provider, these same organizations are frequently lost.
By Ray Emirzian 12:38 pm May 29, 2014
The beauty of our technological world lies in the simple fact that as a technology is used by more people, it inevitably improves. Enterprise content management is no different.
By Christina Thielst 08:29 am May 19, 2014
HHS has released a new security risk assessment tool to help providers, and perhaps business partners, uncover potential weaknesses in their security policies, processes and systems.
By Darren Leroux 08:05 am May 07, 2014
What the healthcare industry needs to know about preventing security risk.
By John Halamka 08:35 am April 30, 2014
As I survey the landscape in 2014, I see much more sophisticated attacks at the same time there is much more severe regulatory enforcement. Where would I put my security dollars this year?
By Jeff Rowe 03:57 pm April 29, 2014
As technology continues to evolve, it can be difficult to resist getting caught by the "gee whiz" factor as we project what the future of healthcare could look like. But a new study may reveal the kind of challenges that lie ahead.
By David Harlow 08:51 am April 29, 2014
The Heartbleed web security exploit was first publicized several weeks ago. Fred Trotter notes in the MIT Technology Review that other similarly worrisome exploits do not get our attention in the same way, and that more health data leaks are likely in our future.
By David Harlow 08:07 am April 17, 2014
There are innumerable clinical, financial and compliance issues to be concerned about in this watershed era for the American healthcare system. However, do not forget about HIPAA.

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