Privacy

To Foster Information Exchange, Revise HIPAA and HITECH

We know that when patients are provided with access to their medical records, they feel more in control of their care, understand their health conditions and their care plans better, prepare for their visits, and adhere more to their medications. Despite patient portals usability challenges for certain groups of patients and disadvantaged populations, they not

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Blockchain: The Answer to HIT Security?

With hacking attacks on the rise, healthcare organisations need to beef up measures to ensure better protection of sensitive patient data. Infosec teams may find the emerging Blockchain technology helpful in tackling the hacking threat. Blockchain is seeing growing support because of its capabilities to offer impregnable security.The technology may be new but Blockchain incorporates

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HIPAA Compliance Audits: The Future Is Murky

Will the Department of Health and Human Services under the Trump administration create a permanent HIPAA compliance audit program, as the Obama administration intended to do?And in the short run, will HHS’ Office for Civil Rights move forward soon with plans to conduct on-site audits as part of the ongoing phase two HIPAA compliance audit

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HITRUST In Action How Healthcare Organizations Use HITRUST To Protect Patients And Beyond

Keeping data safe has become complicated process in the last few years. In 2016, the United States faced a 40-percent increase in data breaches compared to 2015 exposing social security numbers, addresses and more. Its also important to note the 320-percent increase in healthcare providers victimized by hackers, according to Redspins most recent annual cybersecurity

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Achieving HIPAA Compliance ITs Indispensable Role

In my view, the IT vendors proper role is to showcase the powerful economic rationale for those in healthcare to get out of the practice of buyingmaintaining hardware that is obsolete practically before the paint is dry. Vendors must also set an example through practical, customer-centric initiatives designed to simplify the cloud for these organizations

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Stanford researchers see ‘genome cloaking’ as a way to alleviate patient privacy fears

Researchers at Stanford University may have discovered a way to address latent privacy concerns associated with genetic data, while also advancing the genomic research driving precision medicine initiatives across the country. Using cryptography, the researchers found a way to provide access to pertinent genetic data while hiding the other 99%.

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