Erin McCann, Government Health IT, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The healthcare industry needs to start doing a few things differently when it comes to privacy and security -- one of them being: Start taking it seriously. This, according to Verizon's annual breach report released today.
Ashley Gold, FierceHealthIT, Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Privacy has the potential to crash big data before there's a chance to get it right, and finding the right balance is key to future success, experts argued at a Princeton University event earlier this month.
Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post, Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Inside an otherwise ordinary office building in lower Manhattan, government-funded scientists have begun collecting and connecting together terabytes of patient medical records in what may be one of the most radical projects in health care ever attempted.
Susan D. Hall, FierceHealthIT, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A lack of proven security in the health insurance marketplaces is a key threat to patient information, according to a new report from the Ponemon Institute, which also lists criminal attacks, employee negligence, unsecured mobile devices and business associates among the top security and privacy issues health organizations face.
Shahid Shah, MedCity News, Sunday, January 26, 2014
This past Friday I was invited by the Patient Privacy Rights (PPR) Foundation to lead a discussion about privacy and EHRs. The discussion, entitled “Fact vs. Fiction: Best Privacy Practices for EHRs in the Cloud,” addressed patient privacy concerns and potential solutions for doctors working with EHRs.
Hemant Pathak, Government Health IT, Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Affordable Care Act has dramatically changed U.S. healthcare. Come January, millions of Americans will have access to affordable healthcare for the first time. The influx of new patients will require providers and other healthcare professionals to adjust the standard procedures they've been accustomed to in order to drive efficiency while still delivering quality patient care.
Kathy Kim, CRN, Thursday, November 14, 2013
With the recent updates to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Omnibus, Citrix (NSDQ:CTXS) ShareFile unveiled on Tuesday its updated and new virtual private cloud solely for the healthcare market.
Andy Wolber, TechRepublic, Wednesday, October 02, 2013
In September 2013, Google offered for the first time to sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) available for Google Apps. That's good news for organizations unwilling to deploy Google Apps without such an agreement. It is also a smart competitive move, as it matches Microsoft, which offers to sign a BAA for Office365.
Reda Chouffani, SearchHealthIT, Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Healthcare cloud services get a fair share of objections: Some consider it too insecure while others don't see tangible return on investment in migrating systems to the cloud. But we continue to see strong adoptions of cloud services and applications in the healthcare space. Healthcare companies deal with a great deal of regulatory compliance, but some are recognizing the potential the cloud has to offer.