Accountable Care Organization participants that are sharing information while collaborating on patient care must keep privacy and security top-of-mind, says Bill Spooner, CIO at Sharp HealthCare, an ACO participant.
At St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Mississippi, a proactive breach prevention strategy has dramatically reduced privacy violations involving nosy healthcare workers inappropriately accessing medical records.
"Clearly, the market has not developed ... on its own the cybersecurity requirements," John Brennan says. "Of course, if it did, then we wouldn't have these intrusions and the billions of dollars of losses that companies are now writing off."
The federated data model of a long-running Massachusetts HIE has its members safeguarding their own data. Find out the other ways that "pushing" data helps the New England Healthcare Exchange Network protect patient information.
Google will pay $22.5 million to settle FTC charges that it misrepresented its privacy promises to Apple Safari users. The fine is the largest penalty the FTC has ever obtained for violation of one of its orders.