Privacy & Security

A domed state capital building
By Mike Miliard 11:14 am June 05, 2020
The group tells CMS and Congress that two-dozen "cumbersome" regulations, many related to telehealth, that were waived or relaxed in response to COVID-19 should stay that way.
By Kat Jercich 11:05 am June 05, 2020
Big transitions can present an opportunity to enact security improvements, but they can also make a complicated process even more complex.
By Mallory Hackett 05:23 pm June 04, 2020
Hackers are taking advantage of provider distraction to breach health systems.

The defense of healthcare information presents a number of unique challenges. Relying on compliance alone won't keep your organization's information safe.

By Kat Jercich 12:13 pm June 03, 2020
Over the past decade, workloads and data have moved increasingly into the cloud. For the healthcare industry, that means personal health information is stored in multiple environments – and so security should be able to respond to threats across those environments too.
By Mike Miliard 10:41 am June 03, 2020
The collaboration is aimed at improving patient experience by offering insights into physicians, access to price comparisons and more.
By Dave Muoio 02:52 pm June 02, 2020
A recent sample of 50 worldwide COVID-19 apps published in Nature Medicine highlights found only 16 that promisted to anonymize, encrypt and secure the data they collect.  
By Fred Bazzoli 09:00 am June 02, 2020
While some organizations are finding success as they map coronavirus spread, public health agencies are still often relying on manual processes to gather and submit data, which is often incomplete, says former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra.
By Kat Jercich 10:06 am June 01, 2020
The telemedicine vendor doesn't store patient data, explained founder Brandon Welch, and relies on peer-to-peer video-calling software working inside browsers to minimize potential vulnerabilities.
Three ways providers get the HIPAA right to access wrong
By Bill Siwicki 12:36 pm May 28, 2020
In their HIMSS20 Digital session, privacy policy experts Deven McGraw and Jodi Daniel offer a deeper look at digital patient access, the APIs that enable it – and the mistakes healthcare organizations make when providing medical records.
By Laura Lovett 02:37 pm May 27, 2020
According to an Amnesty International investigation, personal information, including names, national ID numbers, health status and location data could have been exposed.