August 05, 2013
Medicare will levy $227 million in fines against hospitals in every state but one for the second round of the government's campaign to reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month, according to federal records released Friday.
July 26, 2013
The five-hospital Henry Ford Health System has notified 15,416 patients that their protected health information has been compromised after hospital X-ray films stored in a warehouse were stolen.
May 06, 2013
It's the third big HIPAA breach for the University of Rochester Medical Center after officials announced Friday that one of its physicians had misplaced an unencrypted USB drive containing the protected health information of 537 patients.
April 25, 2013
Faxing confidential patient health data has its own set of privacy issues, as the Oakland, Calif.-based WestCoast Children's Clinic can attest. The clinic has notified patients of a HIPAA breach after it faxed patients' protected health information to an incorrect fax number.
April 17, 2013
More than 500 patients at the Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services are being notified of a HIPAA breach after a company laptop containing patients' personal health information was stolen from an employee's home, according to a Yuma Sun report.
March 29, 2013
Omada Health, a start-up company based in San Francisco, has launched its flagship online product, called Prevent, which is aimed at tackling diabetes, a disease that affects 43 percent of Americans and, according to the American Diabetes Association, cost America $245 billion last year.
March 26, 2013
At the third annual Healthcare Experience Design conference on March 25, several hundred designers, developers and other creative thinkers put their minds to drawing up better experiences for patients and providers alike.
March 26, 2013
Oregon Health & Science University is notifying some 4,000 patients after an unencrypted laptop containing their personal health information was stolen. Officials say the laptop was stolen from an OHSU surgeon's Hawaii vacation rental home late February.
January 24, 2013
The omnibus HIPAA Privacy and Security final rule released by HHS on Jan. 17 answered some questions, provided necessary guidance in certain areas -- but some of the thorniest issues, data breach notification among those, are still cryptic enough that lawyers and privacy officers will still face difficult judgment calls every time a laptop is lost or stolen.
November 06, 2012
EXL Landa will host its annual 2012 Healthcare Symposium at The Westin Georgetown in Washington, D.C., November 14-16.
July 10, 2012
The 2012 installment of the annual "Health Care's Most Wired" survey finds hospitals nationwide leveraging health information technology in new and envelope-pushing ways.
April 24, 2012
This past fall, as the academic year got under way, medical schools across the country, from Brown to Stanford, were tossing out heavy and expensive textbooks in favor of fully-loaded and interactive iPads. Now that spring is here, it's time for the iPad to graduate: moving out of the classroom and into the clinical setting.
April 11, 2012
Researchers at Stanford University have designed an interactive case-based online activity to help clinicians prevent and treat sepsis, a life-threatening infection that takes more than 200,000 lives each year.
March 27, 2012
"We're in a classically disruptive moment right now," said newly-minted U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, speaking Monday at the Healthcare Experience Design (HxD) conference, "from which more good will come than we can possibly imagine."
March 05, 2012
Several healthcare groups have joined together to demand a tightening of security for protected health information. And they're making a financial case for it.
January 10, 2012
Because our cover story by Mike Miliard this first month of 2012 explores what healthcare IT might look like a short five years from now, we decided to put our Newsmaker spotlight on a physician who can’t seem to stop thinking about the future, even as he disavows the title “futurist.”
November 03, 2011
Two separate studies, released within weeks of one another, point to the fact that physicians are entering the online space professionally.
October 06, 2011
Wednesday evening, I emailed my staff about the passing of Steve Jobs. Many responded that they were genuinely sad.
September 29, 2011
TRICARE, which provides civilian health benefits for military personnel, military retirees and their dependents, announced on Wednesday that Science Applications International has reported a data breach involving personally identifiable and protected health information (PII/PHI) impacting an estimated 4.9 million military clinic and hospital patients.
September 12, 2011
According to a statement from Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, the breach that exposed the medical records of 20,000 emergency patients "was not caused by the hospital and responsibility has been assumed by a contractor working with the vendor."