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    ONC's Privacy Officer: The Latest Tips

    Lucia Savage Describes New Guide, Outlines Key Challenges By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    ONC's Privacy Officer: The Latest Tips

    Lucia Savage, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, describes an updated privacy and security guide for physician practices and discusses a variety of other cybersecurity issues in an interview at HIMSS15.

  • Article

    Overcoming Info Exchange Blocking

    ONC Study Points to Missteps Among Providers, Tech Companies By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Overcoming Info Exchange Blocking

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has issued a report to Congress outlining how the secure exchange of health information is sometimes unreasonably blocked, with concerns about privacy and security inappropriately invoked.

  • Article

    Interoperability Plan Raises Concerns

    Associations Respond to ONC's Privacy, Security Proposals By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Interoperability Plan Raises Concerns

    Several healthcare associations have raised concerns about some of the privacy and security components of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's proposed 10-year electronic health record interoperability roadmap.

  • Article

    Records Exchange Raises Privacy Worries

    Experts Suggest Methods to Bolster Patient Trust By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Records Exchange Raises Privacy Worries

    Many consumers are concerned about whether their healthcare information will remain private once electronic records are routinely exchanged among providers, a new study confirms. But experts say organizations can take steps to bolster patient trust.

  • Article

    Analysis: HITECH Stage 3 Security Rules

    Concerns Voiced Over Narrower Risk Assessment Proposal By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Analysis: HITECH Stage 3 Security Rules

    Some security experts are concerned that narrower risk assessment requirements in a proposed Stage 3 rule for the HITECH Act EHR incentive program could confuse healthcare entities about the importance of conducting a broad HIPAA risk assessment.

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