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HIPAA & privacy

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Four IT Challenges Facing Healthcare Organizations in 2018

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.
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What We Can Learn from the WannaCry Ransomware Attacks

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.
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Smartphones in Stupid Hands – A New Way to Abuse the...

Social media abuses in nursing homes have escalated to the point that the federal government has announced a crackdown.
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What’s Your Business Associate’s Commitment to HIPAA?

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
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Is an Imperfect Mental Health App Better Than No Care at...

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?
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Is HHS’ New Cybersecurity Initiative Too Little Too Late?

ONC's new cybersecurity protection grant programs are too complex, too slow and way underfunded.
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Is Your Medical Practice’s Social Media Policy Adequate?

Physicians and practice managers must be smart about training employees on what they should and should not share online HIPAA violations can be costly.
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It’s Time to Get Serious About Protecting Patient Privacy

Long-awaited federal audits are finally here under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
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Guidelines for Safe Use of Social Media in Healthcare

A culture of vigilance when it comes to protecting patient privacy can HIPAA violations related to social media.
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How to Respond to the Threat of Healthcare Cybercrime

The Hollywood Presbyterian ransom case is a shot across the bow of what promises to be a lengthy, spirited battle between wired healthcare & cybercriminals.
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Are You Ready for the HIPAA Police?

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.
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Will Too Much Change, Too Soon Cause Healthcare to Crumble?

Is the goal of building an information highway for health records, plus creating standardized, data-driven patient care, unrealistic to achieve simultaneously.