Federal regulators are delaying implementation and enforcement of certain provisions of the interoperability and secure information sharing final rules that were issued in March, citing the COVID-19 public health emergency that is overwhelming many healthcare organizations.
Although conducting regular HIPAA security risk assessments (SRAs) may seem like a hassle, the cost of failing to conduct them and therefore failing to remediate risks is much worse. Penalties can include millions of dollars in fines, civil and criminal litigation, restitution, and damage.
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A must-read for any HIT professional, the CIO Factbook draws on data from 30+ clinical facilities and 300,000+ medical devices, coupled with CyberMDX original industry research to compile a uniquely comprehensive factbook to help hospitals drill down into their greatest technology and cybersecurity challenges.
More than two dozen healthcare organizations and technology firms have formed a coalition to help address the COVID-19 crisis by using secure information sharing and data analysis. But observers warn the group must devote enough attention to privacy and security issues.
In 2019, healthcare was once again the most targeted sector of the US economy and that is not expected to change much in 2020 -
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The healthcare industry has seen increasing regulations, an acceleration of technology, consolidation, and the pressure to increase operational efficiencies and decrease overall costs, while meeting growing patient demands. Addressing these issues, while staying focused on delivering quality patient care, means...
The Department of Health and Human Services Monday released its long-awaited interoperability and information blocking final rules. The aim of the rules is to provide patients with easy, secure access to their electronic health information - from electronic health record systems as well as from payers.
How can the use of "smart contracts" based on distributed ledger technology help improve the overall security picture for healthcare system supply chains? Mitch Parker, CISO of Indiana University Health, explains.
Despite ongoing uncertainty about the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference 2020 is still slated to kick off on March 9 in Orlando - and President Trump has been added as a speaker, the organization announced on Monday.
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As healthcare providers around the world prepare to deal with potential cases of the novel coronavirus, U.S. regulators are reminding organizations about their HIPAA compliance duties involving patient privacy, including permitted data disclosures for public health activities.
As health data privacy concerns heat up to a boiling point on multiple fronts, it's more essential than ever that patients get a clear opportunity to make a choice about whether their data is shared, says privacy advocate Twila Brase, who heads the Citizens' Council for Health Freedom.
As the wait continues for federal regulators to issue final rules for health IT interoperability and information blocking prevention, some industry stakeholders are raising serious concerns about the privacy of patient data accessed and shared using application programming interfaces and mobile consumer apps.
HHS has issued a draft of a five-year strategic health IT plan that is largely focused on providing patients with secure access to their health information as well as supporting secure, interoperable health information exchange among providers.