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Mac McMillan Live at the CHIME Lead Forum-Atlanta: Cybersecurity Must Move Beyond Extending the Perimeter

December 1, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Once again, prominent data security guru Mac McMillan, CEO of the Austin, Tx.-based consulting firm CynergisTek, told attendees at the CHIME Lead Forum-Atlanta that healthcare organizations must do more when it comes to protecting their data.

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Fined $850K for Potential HIPAA Security Violations

November 25, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Hospital and Medical Center this week agreed to pay $850,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules stemming from a 2011 security breach.

EHNAC Accredits Two Data Registries for Handling PHI

November 16, 2015  |  Heather Landi
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) has granted full accreditation status to two beta test participants, Alpha II, LLC and FIGmd, Inc., for its Data Registry Accreditation Program (DRAP).

Study: Majority of Healthcare Orgs Risk HIPAA Non-Compliance with Consumer Messaging Apps

November 10, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Just 8 percent of healthcare institutions prohibit consumer messaging apps for employee communication, according to a recent study from Chicago-based Infinite Convergence Solutions, Inc.

Washington Debrief: Congress Passes 2-Year Budget, Healthcare Prime Target for Budget Cuts

November 2, 2015  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
Congress last week passed a two-year budget deal that raises funding levels and suspends the debt limit until 2017.

Healthcare Data Security: All Trick and no Treat

October 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
It’s the day before Halloween, which means I will probably tune into one of my all-time favorite horror movies this weekend. But no matter which scary flick I choose, perhaps nothing will be scarier than something I saw recently on healthcare data security.

BREAKING: CHIME Applauds U.S. Senate’s Passage of Cybersecurity Bill

October 27, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
The nation’s leading CIO and CISO associations praised the passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 in the U.S. Senate, and urged policymakers to move forward in several key areas around cybersecurity

Former ONC Policy Director Jodi Daniel Reflects on Her Government Tenure, Looks at Future of Health IT Landscape

October 27, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Now that Jodi Daniel, former ONC Policy Director, is out of government, she looks back at how she helped shape the federal health IT picture, and what’s next for the dynamic industry.

California Hospital's Lawsuit Alleges Physicians Used EHR to Steal Patients

October 21, 2015  |  Heather Landi
In a lawsuit filed Sept. 22, Madera, Calif.-based Valley Children’s Hospital alleges that three physicians inappropriately accessed patient records with the purpose of getting patients to switch healthcare providers.

OCR Online Platform Allows Developers to Pose HIPAA Questions

October 8, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has launched a new platform allowing mobile health developers to ask questions about HIPAA privacy protection.

ONC Policy Director Jodi Daniel to Leave Post

September 21, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Jodi Daniel, J.D., Director of the Office of Policy in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), will be stepping down from her post early next month, according to several news media reports.

Senate HELP Committee Chairman Once Again Calls for Stage 3 Delay in Latest Hearing

September 16, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
During a Sept. 16 Senate hearing on improving care through patient access to their records, Senate HELP Chair Lamar Alexander once again made his thoughts clear about the need for a Stage 3 delay.


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