California Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal in Data Breach Lawsuit Ruling

October 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The year 2014 continues to be a kind year to healthcare provider organizations in California that have been sued for a data breach.

UC Davis Notifies Patients of Potential Data Breach Following Email Hack

October 15, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health System is notifying patients of a potential data breach after an unknown source hacked into the email account of one of the health system’s physicians.

ONC Names Lucia Savage its Chief Privacy Officer

October 14, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) took another step in replacing one of its key displaced leadership positions this week when it named Lucia Savage as its chief privacy officer.

Washington Debrief: ONC Highlights Interoperability in Annual Report

October 14, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) filed their annual report to Congress this week, touting an enhanced focus on interoperability, citing the 10-year road map currently under development.

Report: Health IT Leaders Say Their Infrastructure Isn’t Prepared for Evolution of EHRs

October 13, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
While many providers have implemented or plan to implement future care-enabling technologies (cloud, big data, mobile, and social) in the next two years, 96 percent of healthcare organizations say their infrastructure is not fully prepared for the evolution of...

In the Cloud, Image Sharing Made Easy

October 9, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
When it comes to medical imaging, the days of CDs are behind us. In its place, Children’s of Alabama is using a cloud-based medical imaging network that enables viewing before a patient enters the door.

RTI International Wins ONC Health IT Safety Center Contract

October 9, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has begun plans to develop its health IT safety center, awarding a contract to RTI International, a Research Triangle Park, N.C. nonprofit research organization, to create a road map of the project.

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Community Health for Data Breach

October 8, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Another lawsuit was filed against the Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems (CHS), which owns and operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, for the massive August hack of its computer network.

HITRUST Offers Automated Early Warning on Cyber Threats

October 8, 2014     David Raths
HITRUST has rolled out a Cyber Threat XChange (CTX) to automate the process of collecting and analyzing cyber threats and distributing actionable indicators in electronically consumable format that organizations can use to improve their cyber defenses.

A Debate Worth Pondering: Will Data Protection Liability Insurance Be a Game-Changer for Providers?

October 7, 2014     Mark Hagland
During Monday's CHIME/iHT2 LEAD Forum Event on Cybersecurity, an interesting discussion of the role of liability insurers in data security processes in provider organizations

Mac McMillan: It's Time to Get Serious about Healthcare Data Security

October 6, 2014     Mark Hagland
As the opening address at the “Health Information Executive’s Guide to Cyber Security: A CHIME LEAD Forum Event in Collaboration with iHT2” event, data security guru Mc McMillan pulled no punches in his searing assessment of the current environment
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