Privacy/Security

Survey: 81 Percent of Healthcare Orgs Have Been Hacked in Past Two Years

August 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Eighty-one percent of healthcare executives say that their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet, or other cyber attack during the past two years, and only half feel that they are adequately prepared in preventing attacks, according...

White House Asks for Stakeholder Help with Precision Medicine Initiative

August 25, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The White House wants to hear from healthcare stakeholders about new activities that support the Administration’s precision medicine goals it laid out earlier this summer.

Washington Debrief: Five Weeks until ICD-10, CMS Announces National Call

August 24, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
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The Medicare Learning Network is hosting a national call for medical, billing and administrative staff on August 27 to offer final advice for the transition to ICD-10 coding.

New CISOs Must Shift Gears to Strategic Planning

August 20, 2015   |  David Raths
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Many chief information security officers in healthcare are promoted into the roles from more technical positions working on specific implementation projects. One of the most challenging aspects of that transition is shifting from IT project work to more strategic...

Wrong Mailings Lead to HIPAA Breach in Colorado

August 19, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing have announced that protected health information from 1,622 households was exposed unintentionally during a recent mailing.

Knowing the Enemy, Knowing Ourselves: Mac McMillan Challenges HIT Leaders on Data Security

August 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Data security guru Mac McMillan challenges attendees at the CHIME Lead Forum-Seattle to rethink what he sees as healthcare’s historical complacency around data security in a landscape of accelerating threats

Report Details Structural Flaws in HHS’ Information Security

August 13, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee has detailed details serious structural flaws at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and its operating divisions, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National...

Moving Forward on Patient Data Privacy in Manitoba

August 12, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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How do patient data privacy issues look at the Canadian provincial level? Christina Von Schindler of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority shares her perspectives, in advance of the Health IT Summit in Vancouver

Survey: Most Providers Not Confident in ONC’s Interoperability Plan

August 11, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Just 17 percent of surveyed healthcare providers said they are confident that the industry will meet the 10-year goal for nationwide interoperability, set last year by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

Is It Time to Encrypt Data Even Inside the EHR? Maybe So, Says Mac McMillan

July 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In the wake of the data breach at UCLA Health and other recent data breaches, data security guru Mac McMillan says it’s time to think about internal data encryption inside the EHR

Washington Debrief: Senate Hearing Includes Calls to Delay MU Stage 3 Rulemaking

July 27, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
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During a Senate hearing last week, Congressional leaders called for a delay of Meaningful Use Stage 3 rulemaking and removal of gag clauses from EHR contracts.

When In Belgium… OK, Time to Rethink Phishing Drills

July 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
blog
What managers in the Flemish regional government in Belgium learned when they tried to test employees for phishing vulnerability
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