Patient data privacy News
August 09, 2017
A critic of CHIME'S $1 million patient ID challenge calls it a gimmick, but CIOs defend the project -- originally crowdsourced but now potentially funded by CHIME.
July 14, 2017
In the wake of the recent WannaCry and Petya attacks that have hit healthcare organizations worldwide, a group of Boston researchers is urging the industry to consider the public health ...
February 10, 2017
While more than half of the country has enacted telemedicine parity laws, restrictions on the types of telemedicine technology that are covered by health insurance often prevent patients from being ...
December 30, 2016
ONC has launched a challenge for developers, designers and health data privacy experts to create an online model privacy notice generator for health IT products that will encourage transparency and ...
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Infrastructure projects in healthcare organizations seem to be enjoying attention. Cloud, virtualization and hyper-converged technology continue to gain interest. Continue Reading
IoT is having a profound impact on healthcare, as experienced at HIMSS17. Its success depends on an organization's ability to harness machine data securely. Continue Reading
There's a lot of buzz about the uses for blockchain in healthcare. While the potential of this technology is exciting, one analyst provides a reality check. Continue Reading
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EHR interoperability might swing in favor of cloud installations rather than on-premises approaches. Also, legacy systems may be left in the dust of patient data exchange. Continue Reading
The recent repeal of broadband privacy rules may affect how consumers' health information is used for marketing and advertising purposes. Continue Reading
While providers have made progress on cybersecurity, malware and insider threats are still rampant; newer technologies like access control and behavioral analytics are effective. Continue Reading
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After weathering the infamous Anthem data breach, Steve Moore has learned a thing or two about healthcare cybersecurity. He shares the main challenges he thinks healthcare needs to overcome. Continue Reading
Cloud applications are becoming more common in healthcare settings, but end users must work together with IT to keep these apps secure and protect sensitive health data. Continue Reading
Medical devices pose a good deal of risk, experts say. One expert believes this is because the focus has been on patient privacy instead of the safety of medical devices. Continue Reading
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As the amount of patient data in hospitals continues to grow, healthcare big data analytics can help improve patient safety by providing valuable insights in near-real time. Continue Reading
When you plan to build a telehealth program, consider these five factors, based on the experience of one healthcare organization, before committing to technologies and vendors. Continue Reading
In this excerpt from chapter two of Protecting Patient Information, author Paul Cerrato discusses the consequences of data breaches in healthcare. Continue Reading