Privacy & Security

By Johnathan Warner 10:05 am July 23, 2010
On July 9th at Redwoord MedNet’s 4th Annual HIE Conference, the first publically stage multi-organization demonstration of Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Direct standards and technologies took place.
By Molly Merrill 09:47 am July 20, 2010
South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass., reported on Monday that back-up computer files containing personal, health and financial information for approximately 800,000 individuals may have been lost by a data management company that was hired to destroy them.
By Mike Miliard 10:38 am July 15, 2010
As they work to consummate the merger between them first announced in June, Chicago-based Allscripts and Atlanta-based Eclipsys have announced investor meetings next month in their respective cities.
By Mike Miliard 10:06 am July 15, 2010
IBM announced plans Thursday to enlist some of its leading scientists and technologists to help medical practitioners and payers provide high-quality, evidence-based care to patients.
By Diana Manos 02:56 pm July 08, 2010
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday new proposed privacy and security rules and resources.
By Paul McCloskey 10:20 am July 08, 2010
The Health IT Privacy and Security Tiger team laid out its agenda July 6 for addressing some of the more urgent health information privacy policy gaps confronting federal policymakers before the meaningful use plan goes into effect next year.
By Bernie Monegain 10:02 am July 07, 2010
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced a $250,000 settlement - the first of its kind in the country - with healthcare insurer Health Net and its affiliates over health data security breaches.
By Molly Merrill 09:32 am July 01, 2010
Less than one in 10 American adults use electronic medical records or e-mail their doctor, according to a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll.
By Bernie Monegain 10:26 am June 30, 2010
Kroll Fraud Solutions, a provider of data protection and identity theft response services, has launched a new HITECH Hotline to help ease the burden of data breach notification for healthcare organizations nationwide.
By Diana Manos 12:24 pm June 26, 2010
In a meeting held Friday, the HIT Policy Committee approved recommendations by the Privacy and Security Tiger Team that would establish health information exchange credentials and help to protect personal health information.