Privacy/Security

Documenting Better in the New Healthcare

February 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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David Goldman, D.O. says what many are thinking when it comes to documenting in current EHR systems: it’s not intuitive at all. The after-effect can be harrowing for providers, but he believes he has the solution to solve this problem.

Data Security Expert: Cost of Anthem Breach Could Exceed a Billion

February 24, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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A recent research report on data breaches in healthcare indicates that the hack of Anthem could end up costing more than a billion.

Medical ID Theft on the Rise, Survey Finds

February 23, 2015     Gabriel Perna
news
Medical identity theft is on the rise, according to a new research study conducted by the Traverse City, Mich.-based Ponemon Institute, with incidents having risen 21.7 percent in one year.

Washington Debrief: President Signs Executive Order for Unity in Cybersecurity

February 17, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy and Leslie Krigstein, Director of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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President Obama, last Friday, signed an executive order to promote more information sharing about cyberthreats – both within the private sector and between the government and private sector.

GUEST BLOG: The Healthcare BYOD Conundrum

February 17, 2015     Michael Martelli
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When it comes to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy, enterprises face an inherent conflict between leveraging the potential benefits of flexibility, productivity, and individual choice offered by mobile devices, while maintaining centralized oversight and...

Live from the iHT2 Miami Health IT Summit: The Imperfect Way to Securing ePHI

February 11, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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At the iHT2 Miami Health IT Summit, expert panelists discussed the best ways to protect patient data, agreeing that the vulnerability of the healthcare industry and the value of medical data makes the sector ripe for attack.

Post-Anthem, Congressional Leaders Examining Health IT Security

February 10, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Anthem’s massive hack has gotten the attention of Congressional leaders, who are concerned over the potential lack of protective measures in the healthcare industry to keep sensitive data from being exposed.

OCR Audits: Forewarned is Forearmed

February 9, 2015     Mark Fulford
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Although the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) HIPAA Compliance Audits have been delayed, we do know they’re coming. If your organization is selected, what should you know? This article outlines some steps to keep yourself in compliance.

Could the Anthem Lawsuits End Up Establishing De Facto Legal Standards for Data Protection?

February 9, 2015     Mark Hagland
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The filing within the past few days of class-action lawsuits against Anthem in four states, for its recent massive data breach, could help set legal precedents for the legal liability of health insurers and other healthcare organizations, for consumer data...

First Lawsuits Filed in Response to Anthem Data Breach Disclosure

February 9, 2015     Mark Hagland
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On Feb. 9, USA Today reported that the first lawsuits have already been filed as a result of the data breach experienced by the Indianapolis-based Anthem Health, and which Anthem had disclosed on Feb. 4

Washington Debrief: Examining the Latest Meaningful Use Announcement

February 9, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy and Leslie Krigstein, Director of Congressional Affairs
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In light of the latest Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement concerning meaningful use, CHIME’s Public Policy team will host a webinar on Feb 12, 2015 at noon ET. The webinar will also provide an outlook for major policy drivers in...
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