Privacy & Security

By Mike Miliard 02:29 pm August 11, 2020
A nonexistent "Secretary of Compliance, HIPAA Compliance Division" is mailing postcards that ask privacy and security leaders to visit a fraudulent URL for the purpose of setting up a risk assessment.
By Kat Jercich 11:48 am August 11, 2020
Panelists at the ONC Tech Forum on Monday advised mapping the functions of health information exchanges to "confidentiality, integrity and availability."
04:19 am August 10, 2020
Brazil is among the countries most heavily hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. With its GDPR-inspired data protection law, the country was among the forerunners in regulating digital privacy in 2018. Now, a postponement looks likely as detailed in the latest edition of HIMSS Insights, COVID-19 and Beyond.

Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, and Dr. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana

By Mike Miliard 04:37 pm August 07, 2020
The bi-partisan Patient Matching Improvement Act, introduced by Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, and Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, would make the U.S. Postal Service's address-formatting tool available to hospitals and COVID-19 testing labs.
By Mike Miliard 03:59 pm August 07, 2020
Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado will share best practices for telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and follow their own state policies while also adhering to seven key principles, their governors say.
By Piers Ford 03:54 am August 05, 2020
Hospital executive minds have understandably been distracted since the start of 2020, but the impact of the emergence of SarsCoV2 has not been limited to its physical toll. It has also torn into data security defences and exposed patient privacy, as explored in the latest issue of HIMSS Insights.
By Mike Miliard 05:05 pm July 31, 2020
Trusted Instant Messaging+ aims to offer real-time healthcare communication between known, trusted entities within and across healthcare organizations.
By Healthcare IT News 04:53 pm July 30, 2020
HIMSS editors discuss telehealth, remote patient monitoring, ransomware and more.
By Mike Miliard 03:20 pm July 28, 2020
The Rhode Island health system has settled with OCR for the HIPAA violation after an employee's computer went missing – with protected health information of 20,431 individuals left accessible.
By Mike Miliard 10:14 am July 22, 2020
Vendor members, including Cisco, doc.ai, Geometer, IBM, NearForm, Tencent and VMware, will work together to advance global projects focused on COVID-19 and population health.