The Federal Trade Commission has signed an agreement to hold off on enforcing the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule for physicians until at least 90 days after an appellate court rules on a case involving enforcement of the rule for attorneys.
Maintaining the security of patient data is a complex proposition that affects every employee of a healthcare facility, every area of its IT system, and all vendors, partners, and insurers that work with the healthcare provider.
While many facilities are working toward achieving full compliance with HIPAA,...
When it comes to fighting fraud, healthcare providers are way behind insurers and need to invest in technologies and strategies to catch up, says Rebecca Busch, president and CEO at Medical Business Associates.
Healthcare organizations have a tough challenge at hand. As administrative technologies like Electronic Health Records and online health portals begin to become standard issue, the access to data and information so strongly demanded by providers, patients, payers, and employees is also fast becoming a new target for...
Hospitals must create detailed social media security policies to help ensure personal health information never gets posted, says Sharon Finney, corporate data security officer at Adventist Health System.