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HIPAA & privacy
Healthcare IT professionals have one of the hardest jobs in the industry, carrying huge responsibilities. Here are four major challenges they are facing in 2018.
Use of old software and failure to implement security updates played an important role in the success of the recent relatively unsophisticated WannaCry ransomware attacks.
Social media abuses in nursing homes have escalated to the point that the federal government has announced a crackdown.
A detailed vetting process is a way to quantify the risk of sharing PHI with potential business associates, before entering into a potentially lengthy contract
There are no perfect apps for mental health care yet, but, psychiatrist Steven Chan, MD wonders, wouldn't an imperfect app be better than no care at all?
ONC's new cybersecurity protection grant programs are too complex, too slow and way underfunded.
Physicians and practice managers must be smart about training employees on what they should and should not share online HIPAA violations can be costly.
Long-awaited federal audits are finally here under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
A culture of vigilance when it comes to protecting patient privacy can HIPAA violations related to social media.
The Hollywood Presbyterian ransom case is a shot across the bow of what promises to be a lengthy, spirited battle between wired healthcare & cybercriminals.
If you are a healthcare provider, far from the elaborate schemes of hackers, your greatest threat is more likely to be in carelessness or neglect.
Is the goal of building an information highway for health records, plus creating standardized, data-driven patient care, unrealistic to achieve simultaneously.
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