Privacy & Security

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 Kat Jercich 12:25 pm May 20, 2020
Billed by the software giant as its first industry-specific cloud product, the newly-launched platform is also aimed at enhancing patient engagement, improving provider communication and boosting analytics.
By Kat Jercich 03:28 pm May 19, 2020
When it comes to cybersecurity issues, many in the healthcare industry likely recognize the importance of protecting patient medical data. 

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

By Kat Jercich 03:25 pm May 15, 2020
The legislation would forbid companies from using health information for "discriminatory, unrelated or intrusive purposes."
By Sophie Porter 08:05 am May 15, 2020
Also, commercial results of the national testing programme in this week's Healthcare IT News roundup.
By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm May 12, 2020
The tools could help payers manage the demands of standards-based interoperability challenges, and also offer security, identity management and consent management.
By Kat Jercich 12:27 pm May 12, 2020
Even as ONC and CMS push for wider patient data sharing, many healthcare consumers are hesitant. The American Medical Association has issued new privacy principles supporting the rights of individuals to control how their health information is used. 
By Mike Miliard 02:46 pm May 11, 2020
The technique, called federated learning, is designed to enable collaboration among far-flung research organizations on machine learning models, while still protecting patient privacy.
By Kat Jercich 03:14 pm May 07, 2020
Phishing is still the number-one cause of breaches, according to the newly released BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report, with ransomware on the rise.
By Mike Miliard 05:06 pm May 06, 2020
Persistent flaws in the ability to accurately ID and match patient records are hindering two must-haves on the road to reopening: contact tracing and, eventually, vaccine administration.

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