When it comes to data breaches, don't think in terms of "will it happen?" Think: "when it happens, will I be prepared?" One expert says 2014 is going to open the floodgates on healthcare data breaches.
Rather than giving patients details of who accessed their PHI in an EHR, the Health IT Policy Committee wants entities giving patients disclosures based on the quality of information. But it remains to be seen whether HHS agrees that "less is more" with PHI.
Congress only gave that authority to HHS, argues a diagnostics company challenging an alleged breach investigation. The FTC, meanwhile, sees itself as a compliment to HHS, needed in an increasingly digitized economy.
At a House hearing Tuesday, lawmakers heard testimonies from security experts over whether HealthCare.gov is secure enough to handle the sensitive personal information of millions. The unanimous response? In its current form, probably not. But, it can get there.
It started with reports of China hacking U.S. companies, and quickly spread to concerns over the security of the federal government. Now, the U.S. government is asking for the public's advice on a cybersecurity framework to protect all U.S. companies and organizations.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is powerful technology that can be use to plug the wholes in the data leakage dam affecting organizations worldwide. In the healthcare industry the consequences of leakage are particularly dire. This white paper offers an indtroduction to the topic of DLP, which is one of the most important and powerful tools in the information security industry.
For more than 60 years, Blood Systems has been offering its life-giving services throughout the Western U.S. Blood Systems wanted to optimize its network for business value, migrating to the latest WAN services. Read this white paper to learn how Blood Systems increased flexibility and now support business continuity requirements so the nation’s blood supply wouldn’t be interrupted in the face of a natural disaster or pandemic.
This interactive map will show you how innovative technologies can enable public sector healthcare to improve patient access to healthcare, transform the clinician experience, improve clinical processes, create new models of care and lower costs. Specifically, this guide will show how clinicians conduct remote consultations, use wireless IP phones and radios, as well as how patients can connect to clinicians for home monitoring.
The BYOD movement has been helpful to health care organizations because it increases productivity and convenience for staff while allowing cost savings for the organization. However, these employee mobile devices need to be controlled securely when used for business reasons. If not, unauthorized users could enter your network and access sensitive data. In addition, if controls are not put into place, these employee devices could provide a risk to your entire infrastructure.
As employees bring their mobile devices to the workplace, while it may increase productivity and reduce cost, it also causes security weaknesses. IBM has authored a white paper, "Securing Mobile Devices in the Business Environment." Download this paper to learn more about mobile security device threats and how to establish a mobile security strategy.
A new era in healthcare IT has arrived! Even when physicians can’t physically be there, new advances in technology allow them to always “virtually” be on the scene to save a life - whether it’s in the middle of the night or on their day off. In this short video, you’ll watch how a cardiologist prescribes a patient the medicine he needs stat at 2 a.m. You’ll see how easily you can access clinical desktops from anywhere and access real-time info about patients as they’re getting wheeled into the ER. In addition, the video will show you how to go mobile instantly with desktops that follow users, review real-time ER caseloads and enable HD face-to-face telemedicine. Also, watch how this doctor uses voice recognition to update patient records and secure patient health information (PHI) on devices. Don’t you love living in the future?
This IDC Health Insights white paper identifies the key benefits from desktop virtualization in the clinical environment and presents case studies from three hospitals with detailed interviews, adopting desktop virtualization in the clinical environment. Read the report to find out how desktop virtualization has helped these organizations improve efficiency in the IT department, drive adoption of EMR applications, and support clinician mobility with wireless access, various client hardware options, and single sign-on.
Despite being identified as an essential tool to support quality care initiatives, improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs, EMR and EHR systems have been stuck in a slow growth cycle. However, pressure is quickly mounting on caregivers to adopt and demonstrate meaningful use of EMR/EHR technology. Healthcare Informatics Research recently interviewed nearly 500 healthcare organizations to shed light on the current state of EMR/EHR adoption. Download this report to discover how organizations are overcoming obstacles to adoption, how they're benefitting from EMR/EHR solutions, and where the industry is going next.
This whitepaper provides tips based on best practices gathered through analysis of the industry and direct experience with thousands of cloud deployments—including tips from CIOs, program and project managers, directors of IT, engineers, developers, and administrators in various industries and various size companies
In this Web seminar, learn firsthand from five healthcare organizations how, after integrating Perceptive Software enterprise content management (ECM) products, they are realizing cost and time-saving benefits enterprise-wide. The customer panel will share lessons learned and best practices for deploying ECM technology with their business and health information systems.
The role of IT is becoming increasingly pivotal in how healthcare organizations deliver products and services. Healthcare providers must not only achieve HIPAA compliance and meaningful use while still providing world class care and services, they must also wrestle with how to reinvent themselves in order to deliver on accountable care in the near future.
Learn how you can deliver the future of healthcare...virtually anywhere.
The HITECH Act of 2009 accelerated the adoption and deployment of EHR/EMR systems. However, along with the many benefits, this trend also introduces greater risk of privacy and security breaches. The emerging rise of cloud-based healthcare services similarly brings many benefits but reduces visibility and control over sensitive data. Addressing these challenges requires continuous monitoring across data, systems, and applications in modern healthcare networks.
This week in Government Health IT: Reports expose state and local governments as ill-prepared, whether that be for Big Data or cyber-attacks. Also, think tanks talk patient-centered care for cost-savings.
New apps, devices or gadgets are bound to bring along legal questions, and not just concerning HIPAA compliance, which likely will make doctors hesitant to prescribe these types of solutions to patients.
Large health systems may be way ahead of the HHS on mobile device security, but as more and more health organizations see increased mobile use, they should know what they're getting into, the agency says.