Skip to content Skip to navigation

HIPAA

Survey: Application Vulnerabilities are Top Cybersecurity Concern for Senior Health IT Execs

January 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The exploitation of vulnerabilities in web, mobile and cloud-based applications is the top concern of healthcare IT executives, according to a recent survey from the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Burlington, Mass...

Report: Human Element is the Weakest Link in Healthcare Cybersecurity Infrastructure

January 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Healthcare is the most targeted sector for cyber attacks, yet it’s also the least prepared, and the human element in the healthcare cybersecurity infrastructure continues to be the weakest link, according to an Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (...

Blue Shield of California Data Breach Exposes Info of 21K Patients

January 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Health insurer Blue Shield of California has acknowledged a data breach in which an unauthorized user gained access into a data system of one of the payer’s vendors.

FDA Releases Cybersecurity Guidelines for Medical Device Manufacturers

January 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidelines for device manufacturers to manage postmarket cybersecurity vulnerabilities for medical devices.

Washington Debrief: Agency Seeks Input on Quality Reporting and CEHRT

January 11, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
article
CMS recently released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on quality measure reporting and certified EHRs.

New HHS Guidelines Illuminate Patients’ Right to Health Data

January 8, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Although Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) laws have always provided individuals with the right to access their health data, consumers haven’t gotten much guidance from the feds on how to exercise that right—until now.

Will Obama’s HIPAA Modification Related to Gun Control Have an Impact?

January 6, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
This week, President Obama announced an amendment to the HIPAA Privacy Rule aiming to enable mental health providers to more easily disclose certain information to the FBI for gun background checks. While limited by design, the modification could prove valuable.

Executive Action on Gun Control Includes Modification to HIPAA

January 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
The Obama Administration on Monday unveiled a number of executive actions on gun control, including an amendment to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to enable mental health providers to more easily disclose limited...

NantWorks, NantHealth Complete Acquisition of NaviNet

January 5, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Culver City, California-based NantHealth and parent company NantWorks have announced that they have completed the acquisition of NaviNet, Inc., a Boston-based healthcare technology company of payer-provider collaboration solutions.

ProPublica Report Reveals Biggest HIPAA Violators

December 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Kaiser Permanente, Walgreens, and CVS Health are among the most well-known repeat offenders of violating HIPAA laws, according to a new ProPublica report.

The Best of the Best: HCI’s Top 10 Health IT Stories of 2015

December 29, 2015  |  the Editors of HCI
article
Today, upon review and collaboration among Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team, we give you the 10 biggest stories from the year that was in health IT.

Report: 2015 Was the Year of the Healthcare Security Breach

December 28, 2015  |  Heather Landi
news
2015 was the year of the healthcare security breach, according to IBM Security, as five of the eight largest healthcare security breaches over the past five years, with almost 100 million records compromised, happened during the first six months of 2015.

Pages

Subscribe to HIPAA