Meredith Phillips, chief information privacy & security officer at Henry Ford Health System in Michigan, was presented the PHI Hero Award at the 2016 PHI Protection Network Conference in Philadelphia last week.
A petition from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) that calls for the development of a voluntary patient safety identifier has officially launched and is now open for signatures.
This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) sanctioned two healthcare organizations for potential violations of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for a total of $5.5 million in fines.
At HIMSS16 in Las Vegas, Jodi Daniel, former director of the Office of Policy within ONC, discussed the new proposed EHR certification rule with HCI Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal, as well as other hot-button health IT topics.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance stating that healthcare providers should provide individuals who request access to their medical information with copies of their protected health information (PHI) free of charge.
In an effort to help healthcare organizations bolster their cybersecurity strategy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a crosswalk to address gaps between two commonly used security frameworks.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has released further guidelines to help healthcare professionals fully understand Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) laws.
There were a number of reported healthcare data breaches this week, including Miami-based Jackson Health System reporting that a “rogue” hospital employee may have stolen confidential patient information affecting more than 20,000 patients.
President Barack Obama this week presented his last budget proposal to Congress for fiscal year 2017 and it includes a $22 million funding boost for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to support health IT interoperability programs and $51...