The Privacy and Security Tiger Team will hold an all-day hearing Thursday on the issue of matching patients to all their relevant information, including electronic health records and financial data, to help ensure privacy as well as the quality of care.
A new Federal Trade Commission privacy report endorses implementation of a "do not track" mechanism so consumers can choose whether to allow the collection of data regarding their online searching and browsing activities.
In the healthcare industry, medical image archives are growing exponentially. More studies, larger studies, longer retention, and new modalities are all driving the dramatic increase in storage needs. Facing this growth, healthcare information technology (IT) departments are seeking a way to reduce image archiving...
Four consumer advocacy organizations have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, calling for it to crack down on what it portrays as unfair and deceptive Internet-based healthcare marketing and advertising practices that threaten consumer privacy.
About 400,000 Puerto Ricans enrolled in the government's health insurance plan for the impoverished have potentially been affected by a breach incident involving unauthorized access to an Internet database.