Privacy & Security
Healthcare providers should supply patients with layered and easy to understand notices of how their information will be used and protected when it is exchanged, says an advisory panel of the Health & Human Services Department.
Information technology professionals in the United States can expect starting salaries to increase an average of 3.4 percent in 2011, according to the Robert Half Technology Salary Guide 2011.
Online health community PatientsLikeMe is using a data mining incident that occurred on its patient forum to highlight "transparency, openness and privacy," said the company's president.
There can be no meaningful use of an EHR without product certification. To make the testing go without a hitch, practice, practice and practice some more, officials from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) urged CIOs gathered at the CHIME10 Fall CIO Forum.
The nation's healthcare IT chief, David Blumenthal, MD, acknowledged that achieving meaningful use of health IT would be hard work, and then told his audience of more than 600 health system and hospital CIOs and IT managers there would be even harder work ahead.
In a move that will broaden its identity verification offerings, Equifax, the credit reporting and business information company, announced Monday that it has acquired Anakam, a maker of large-scale, software-based, multi-factor authentication solutions for hospitals, HIEs and e-prescribing, among others.
Health IT leaders are slated to testify before a congressional committee Thursday regarding interoperability and security standards for electronic health records.
This past May, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson delivered a speech on the subject electronic waste (e-waste), which she called one of the most pressing global environmental priorities for the U.S. Too often, she said, America's e-waste "ends up illegally overseas in developing countries - India, Africa - where labor is cheaper...and workers are...
Bonnie Cassidy, vice president of HIM product management at Reston, Va.-based QuadraMed and the president-elect of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), sat down with Healthcare IT News at AHIMA's 82nd annual convention and exhibit to talk about the importance of the health information management profession, and her...
Privacy concerns remain the key obstacle in the widespread adoption of electronic health records in the U.S., according to researchers from the North Carolina State University.