October 20, 2013
In healthcare, virtually nothing is black and white. From Obamacare to varying payment and care models, healthcare issues live in the land of gray and opaque where dissenting opinions reign.
September 25, 2013
In healthcare, virtually nothing is black and white. From Obamacare to varying payment and care models, healthcare issues live in the land of gray and opaque where dissenting opinions reign. The idea of patient privacy and consent proves no exception.
September 23, 2013
OCR Director Leon Rodriguez offered new details on the Omnibus Final Rule as he took the stage at the two-day Healthcare IT News and HIMSSMedia Privacy & Security Forum in Boston.
August 15, 2013
Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is a serious looking guy.
January 03, 2013
Deborah Peel, MD, was trained as a Freudian psychoanalyst and worked as a psychiatrist in Austin, Texas, for nearly three decades before becoming a privacy activist, founding the group Patient Privacy Rights in 2006 after being appalled by HIPAA's evolution into what she sees as a weak baseline for privacy and security.
December 31, 2012
Patient Privacy Rights founder Deborah Peel, MD, is calling for cloud-computing guidelines around the issues of secure infrastructure, security standards and business associate agreements.
January 10, 2012
When the prestigious Institute of Medicine called for sweeping changes across healthcare to ensure health information technology is being used safely, the reaction from healthcare providers and policymakers was swift – and mostly positive.
November 21, 2011
Back in October, we asked industry professionals and our readers to share some of the things they hated most about their EMRs. Since then, comments, questions and disagreements have sparked a lively conversation, prompting a look back to our original article.
October 06, 2011
From problematic legacy systems to the downright inoperable, many are finding EMRs have a long way to go before they're considered preventative, practical and patient-friendly. Check out the top 10 things you hate about your EMR.
November 11, 2010
Patient Privacy Rights, the health privacy watchdog, has enlisted the help of Zogby International to conduct an online survey of more than 2,000 adults to identify their views on privacy, access to health information, and healthcare IT. The results were overwhelmingly in favor of individual choice and control over personal health information.