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By Lyn Triffletti 08:44 am October 29, 2015
Since HIPAA regulations are so vast, it can be difficult to fully understand what training is required and how often it should occur. That said, it's essential to make sure staff are properly trained to prevent breaches and mitigate effects should they occur.
By Carl Natale 09:44 am August 06, 2015
Readiness survey suggests transition will be tricky.
By David Harlow 11:42 am July 20, 2015
Tucked into the FDA innovations of the 21st Century Cures Act recently passed by the House of Representatives and sent over to the Senate is a subtitle on interoperability.
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 Chad Johnson 08:15 am May 01, 2015
At HIMSS15, Chad Johnson teamed with Mandi Bishop and four health IT leaders to organize the annual #HITsm live event. This post covers the first two topics presented to the panel.
By Aashima Gupta 12:13 pm March 31, 2015
We are at a cusp of the consumer driven health revolution. But to succeed, we need a new approach: one that goes beyond the apps and the sensors and makes better use of APIs to deliver the interoperability and security required to overcome our current challenges.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 08:30 am March 24, 2015
Joseph Kvedar, MD, recently wrote about the sign posts on the road to connected health adoption. Here, he outlines the connected health sign posts that are driving the change in attitude from "healthy skeptic" to "fear of missing out."
By Andrew Robertson 03:28 pm March 23, 2015
Nobody is explicitly opposed to interoperability in healthcare IT. That would be like opposing the eradication of poverty, hunger or child slavery. People of goodwill just can't argue against it. The potential benefits are too clear.
By David Harlow 09:51 am February 17, 2015
There is much to be said (and much has already been said) about the need for privacy and security and protections in the case of Anthem, just as "helpful hints" have been provided after the fact to victims of all significant data breaches.
By Edmund Billings, MD 01:48 pm February 10, 2015
In anticipation of House of Cards Season 4, and with all due respect to the show's creators, I think real life is giving us a perfect plotline that includes politicians, corporate interests, their lobbyists and a big fat government contract.

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