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    Fixing HITECH Stage 3 Proposed Rules

    Why Narrower Risk Assessment Provision Is Problematic By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Fixing HITECH Stage 3 Proposed Rules

    The proposed rules for Stage 3 of the HITECH Act "meaningful use" electronic health record incentive program come up short on privacy and security. But regulators have time to fix that.

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    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.

  • Article

    Anthem Hack Now Tops 'Wall of Shame'

    Federal Breach Tally to Soon Include More Hacker Attacks By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Anthem Hack Now Tops 'Wall of Shame'

    The addition of the Anthem Inc. hacking incident to the federal tally of major health data breaches triples the number of breach victims tracked since 2009. And the tally likely will soon include more hacking incidents, based on recent reports.

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    Preventing Breaches by New Clinicians

    Privacy Tips as Med School Students Approach 'Match Day' By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Preventing Breaches by New Clinicians

    As the next wave of medical school graduates begins clinical training at healthcare organization across the U.S., it's critical these new clinicians be prepared to protect patient privacy, says healthcare attorney and professor Julie Agris.

  • Article

    Bill Proposes EHR Interoperability Plan

    Measure Would Terminate Federal Advisory Panels By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Bill Proposes EHR Interoperability Plan

    Legislation being drafted by Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D., R-Texas, proposes devising new methods to measure interoperability standards compliance by electronic health records vendors, with a goal of easing secure national data exchange.

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