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EU's GDPR privacy law is here: Are you certain your U.S. organization is compliant?

The European regulation is much more stringent than HIPAA, and those health systems that handle EU patient data, even in the U.S., must adjust their privacy measures to comply.

Minnesota ransomware attack shows the right way to handle breach response

While only about 6,500 patients were impacted by a cyberattack on Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology in March, the provider's transparency in its breach notification is a valuable object lesson for other organizations.

Did a change in encryption models tie the hands of data centers?

In March, the Internet Engineering Task Force approved the Transport Layer Security version 1.3, the key function to enable HTTPS function on the web. On the surface, the new encryption model shores up network communications and provides substantially improved security features.

Senate passes $5.2 billion bill to expand VA private sector care, boost telemedicine

Passing with a 92-5 vote, the legislation also will mandate the agency participate in national PDMP data sharing network.

ClearData releases GDPR compliance tools for hospitals

The dashboard can help health systems manage the stringent privacy rules of the EU's looming General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect this week.

Bruce Greenstein departs as HHS CTO, heads back to private sector

After a year serving as the top tech strategist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Greenstein to join LHC Group.

ONC kicks off $80,000 EHR safety contest

Agency seeks app that enables clinicians to report safety issues within the EHR workflow.

HITRUST, NIST team up on cybersecurity certification

Security organizations just made it easier and more effective for hospitals to deploy and operate the dominant infosec frameworks.

Cerner President Zane Burke suggests DoD MHS Genesis criticism fake news

On a call with investors, Burke praised the EHR pilot at the Defense Department and suggested those negative media reports may have involved a competitor.

How EHR vendor Epic became involved in a major Supreme Court labor law decision

Supreme Court sides with Epic and other employers over workers in the May 21 decision, with Justice Neil Gorsuch writing the 5-4 majority opinion.