The omnibus HIPAA Final Rule, along with a near-constant stream of data breaches, has many folks thinking encryption is the only answer. But there are times when it's neither required nor particularly helpful.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was recently the center of an in-depth media investigation, revealing egregious stories of privacy and security breaches, and adding to an already stark account of the agency's stewardship in keeping veterans' health records safe.
While all of the VA's medical centers are open and disability and other benefits are being processed, recent progress on the claims backlog, cybersecurity and other work may be threatened if the shutdown lasts.
The state of Oregon and the ACLU are suing to stop the DEA from accessing patient and provider prescription drug records without a warrant, exposing the fine line between protecting public health and patient privacy.
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.
Transformative changes such as healthcare reform mandates, advanced stages of meaningful use criteria and conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets require healthcare providers’ IT assets to be flexible, scalable and interoperable in order to respond. Learn how user virtualization provides the ability to react quickly while improving user experience and operational efficiency.
The face of healthcare is transforming at a blistering pace. Simply staying abreast of the changes is a daunting task leaving little time for the innovation necessary to stay competitive in the marketplace. The future of the medical infrastructure lies in the power of IT convergence. The converged medical infrastructure integrates servers, storage, networking, management software, services, power and cooling into one flexible, modular, standards-based platform to give you the power to handle any workload, anywhere, anytime. Learn how to futureproof your medical information with the converged medical infrastructure.
With healthcare legislation (such as PPACA) seemingly on the move every day, healthcare IT professionals are under constant pressure to measure and demonstrate ROI and prove the impact their IT has on patient outcomes - not to mention business outcomes. Join us on August 30 for our latest Customer Spotlight Web seminar and hear from one of Kaseya's customers: one of the country's largest allergy practices, the Allergy Asthma & Sinus Center.
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.
Just two and a half years after hosting a workshop on the HIPAA Privacy Rule's de-identification standard, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued its "Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information in Accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule."