Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

See the following -

Electronic Health Records: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

George Palma | Becker's Hospital Review | October 14, 2013

With passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act, electronic health records have been widely adopted across healthcare organizations large and small. While there are many benefits to EHRs — improved accessibility to patient data, increased charge capture and improved preventative health — there are inherent problems in adopting this technology. Read More »

3 Cloud Sweet Spots In Healthcare

Bernie Monegaine | Government Health IT | October 9, 2012

A recent MarketsandMarkets report forecasts cloud computing in healthcare to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20.5 percent from 2012 to 2017. Although cloud computing offers significant advantages to healthcare organizations and other stakeholders, security of patient information, interoperability and compliance with government regulations are some of the factors that are slowing down the market, according to the report. Read More »

4 Big Data Threats Health Org’s Are Socially Obligated To Safeguard Against

Carl Ascenzo | Government Health IT | September 20, 2012

The explosion of big data continues as it brings to picture a wealth of information possessed by the healthcare industry including credit card information, personal security details, medical procedures, diagnosis codes, insurance claims and more. Read More »

5 Trends That Will Drive Health Care IT In 2014

Brian T. Horowitz | CruxialCIO | December 19, 2013

In 2014, analytics will play a bigger role in health care, while electronic health records (EHRs) will take a backseat to other types of technology such as mobility, Big Data and cloud computing, research firm IDC predicts. Read More »

6 Mobile Health Apps For Healthcare Professionals Or Patients

Jamar Ramos | HIT Consultant | May 31, 2013

6 innovative mobile health apps that offer support for both healthcare professionals and patients to take ownership of their healthcare experience. Read More »

9 Healthcare Tech Trends in "The New Year of Uncertainty", Black Book Survey Results

Press Release | Black Book Market Research | December 20, 2016

Black Book’s year end C-suite polls reveal the brakes being pumped on advanced software acquisitions due to political and funding uncertainty that is menacing long term strategies and the willingness to purchase some IT products and services in the first half of the New Year. Policy changes in the wake of a full or partial repeal of Obamacare may create new demands on healthcare enterprises that will likely divert capital and resources toward getting ready for value based care. This uncertainty, as recognized by 9 of 10 hospital leaders surveyed, will at a best decelerate decision-making on planned or ongoing initiatives, and at worst drain IT investment dollars for a protracted period of time, according to Doug Brown, Managing Partner of Black Book...

Read More »

A Doctor Is Skeptical About Apple’s HealthKit. Here’s Why.

Mike Sevilla | KevinMD.com | June 20, 2014

Apple recently previewed a new framework called HealthKit that will be included in their next mobile operating system called iOS 8....But, to be honest, even though the tech press is very excited about this, I am not impressed...

Read More »

A Welcome Extension, For Most

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 9, 2013

After months of physicians, hospitals and IT groups calling for more time to complete Meaningful Use, the federal government responded. Although not everyone is pleased. Read More »

AACR Project GENIE Publicly Releases Large Cancer Genomic Data Set

Press Release | American Association for Cancer Research | January 5, 2017

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) today announced the first public release of cancer genomic data aggregated through its initiative known as AACR Project Genomics Evidence Neoplasia Information Exchange (GENIE). The data set includes nearly 19,000 de-identified genomic records collected from patients who were treated at eight international institutions, making it among the largest fully public cancer genomic data sets released to date...

Read More »

Axial Supports Apple Health!

Press Release | Axial , Apple | September 30, 2014

Today Axial announced that it has completed its integration with Apple HealthKit. Axial Exchange app users will now be able to view all of their health and wellness data from the Axial app and other health applications in one, comprehensive mobile dashboard...

Read More »

Banner Health Cyberattack Impacts 3.7 Million People

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | August 3, 2016

Banner Health is contacting 3.7 million individuals whose personal information may have been accessed in a cyberattack that began on systems that process credit card payments for food and beverage purchases at Banner locations. The breach then expanded to include patient and health plan information. The Phoenix-based health system, with locations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming, first learned of the attack on July 7, according to a company statement...

Read More »

Bigger Medical Applications Will Require Increased Network Capacity

Jeff Rowe | Government Health IT | March 6, 2012

...at the recent HIMSS12 conference, BridgeWave Communications showcased a number of its wireless backhaul solutions. But in promoting its presentation, it offered a some food for thought for healthcare IT managers tasked with supporting the growing network needs of their healthcare facilities. Read More »

Computer Virus At Heart Of Kaiser Data Breach

Erin McCann | Government HealthIT | April 7, 2014

Some 5,100 patients treated at Kaiser Permanente were sent HIPAA breach notification letters Friday after a KP research computer was found to have been infected with malicious software. Officials say the computer was infected with the malware for more than two and a half years before being discovered Feb. 12.

Read More »

Cost of a Breach: Forensics and Notification

Staff Writer | Protenus | August 17, 2016

Continuing our Cost of a Breach series that examines and breaks down the cost of a hospital data breach, this week’s post will take a closer look at the first two steps a hospital or healthcare institution must take after a data breach has occurred: forensics and notification. In the aftermath of a data breach, the first thing a healthcare organization must do is determine what electronic health records (EHRs) were illegitimately accessed and who accessed them; this process is known as data forensics...

Read More »

Criminal Attacks On Hospitals Up 100 Percent

Erin McCann | Government HealthIT | March 12, 2014

Criminal attacks on hospitals are on a huge upward trend, with a whopping 100 percent reported increase just from four years ago. That’s according to a new Ponemon Institute study released today.

Read More »