Privacy & Security

Helen Oscislawski and Gerry Blass

By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm June 17, 2020
Two compliance experts discuss how healthcare providers should address protected healthcare information, whether HIPAA needs an update, and how to balance the demands of privacy and data exchange.
By Kat Jercich 03:45 pm June 16, 2020
More than 40% of survey respondents said they didn't trust any organization to keep their data safe.
By Kat Jercich 01:58 pm June 16, 2020
The 25-bed hospital, which did not pay the ransom, is still working to get full access to files from August 2012 through August 2017.

Credit: Norwegian Institute of Public Health

By Sophie Porter 12:51 pm June 16, 2020
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health will delete all collected data and suspend operations to address security concerns.
By Sara Mageit 04:21 am June 12, 2020
Also, NHS launches new online support for people with diabetes in this week’s Healthcare IT News roundup.
Babylon Health app
By Tammy Lovell 05:25 pm June 10, 2020
The error allowed a patient to access video recordings of another patient’s consultation.  
Security professional at a workstation
By Kat Jercich 03:34 pm June 10, 2020
Experts say the coronavirus pandemic acts like "blood in the water" for cybercriminals looking to exploit tech vulnerabilities.
A smartphone displaying a pie chart
By Mike Miliard 10:28 am June 10, 2020
The tool, developed by scientists at UT Dallas and Vanderbilt, can help weigh the risks that a person might be identified when their health data is shared with researchers.
A three-person security team
By Kat Jercich 02:32 pm June 09, 2020
Experts say a functioning system should be based on understanding your workforce, your technology and your employee workload – and it should involve everyone in your organization.

(Photo: Gage Skidmore, Flickr)

By Kat Jercich 05:28 pm June 05, 2020
The Exposure Notification Privacy Act requires public health officials to be involved with any exposure notification systems and prohibits commercial use of users' data.