Personal health records News
June 29, 2016
Nearly 10 million patient records have been posted for sale on a dark web market, putting the personally identifiable information of many at risk for abuse.
July 24, 2015
Data breaches in healthcare won't be stopping anytime soon. At the mHealth + Telehealth World Congress, experts said learning from past thefts is key.
June 08, 2015
A new study from cloud access security broker Elastica shows a growing amount of shadow data is leaking out of enterprises via cloud services.
October 06, 2014
Following last year's pilot, the next round of HIPAA health data security audits are expected to start, behind schedule, in early 2015.
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More consumers are using their mobile devices to access their medical records, but there are concerns about the security and privacy of health data stored on these devices. Continue Reading
As part of its newest iOS release, Apple's health app will provide iPhone users access to their health records, which could encourage other smartphone companies to do the same. Continue Reading
There are several current and emerging uses for bots in healthcare beyond scheduling appointments, such as providing patients with access to lab results or a list of medications. Continue Reading
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HIPAA business associates can expect more compliance penalties in 2017. MSPs should take steps to ensure they are meeting the requirements. Continue Reading
Electronic health records are an important part of health IT, and the meaningful use program provides financial incentives for providers to adopt EHR technology. Continue Reading
Patients want to be able to access their personal health information more easily and therefore have a more active role in their healthcare. That finding was the key point in a survey by CDW ... Continue Reading
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Two standards efforts, both built on OAuth, have risen to a new level of maturity; it's time to give them a serious look in connection with IoT. Continue Reading
As healthcare providers and vendors seek information about how to safeguard personal health information (PHI), texting is one area that without question carries a great deal of risk. It's convenient, but unsecured texting of PHI opens healthcare organizations up to additional scrutiny, at best; at worst, lawsuits and fines.
In this handbook, experts explain how secure texting policies can enable convenience in healthcare organizations but still comply with HIPAA regulations. First, contributor David Weldon examines the role that corporate culture plays in stressing the importance of secure communications throughout the organization. Next, news and features writer Shaun Sutner offers tips from a lawyer on how to combat the dangers of unsecured texting of PHI in healthcare. Finally, contributor Reda Chouffani looks at data breaches in healthcare statistics from 2015 and provides insights into how you can protect your organization against breaches.Continue Reading
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights' investigations into healthcare data breaches produced information that can help stop future leaks. Continue Reading
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Individuals that support the mission of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative can now take action by accessing their health data and sending it to precision medicine researchers. ... Continue Reading
HIPAA violation fines are larger than ever, costing companies millions. Expert Mike Chapple provides three key ways for organizations to remain HIPAA compliant. Continue Reading
An investment in EHR technology should not be taken lightly. Here we identify EHR systems' key features -- from CPOE to data exchange -- that providers should weigh before buying. Continue Reading