Blog Posts Tagged with "Medical Records"

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The Data Compromise Evolutionary Clock Is Ticking

August 22, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

The digitization of medical records may make folks queasy, but it is also efficient, offering an opportunity to save both money and lives. It is in fact inevitable. Unfortunately, so are data breaches and the identity compromises that follow. We need to be deadly serious because lives are at literally at stake...

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Healthcare Information Exchanges: The Death of Patient Privacy

August 09, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Health information exchanges (HIE) enable the sharing of health records by physicians and other providers, enabling my family physician to see the results without getting up from her desk or without me shlepping paper or CD. Unfortunately, HIE are being modeled after the retail industry supply-chain model...

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How to Secure Patient Data in a Healthcare Organization

May 23, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

If you are a HIPAA covered entity, securing patient data is central to your business. If you are a big organization, you probably don’t need my advice. If you are small to mid-size provider without a large budget, the question is “How can I do this for as little money as possible?”

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Making Mobile Health Security Possible

May 20, 2012 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

It’s no secret that healthcare is going mobile. If hackers or disloyal employees scan or manipulate health data that is sent via mobile applications, the consequences can range from embarrassment to death. Ensuring these connections are secure is absolutely critical...

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NIST: Technical Guidance for Evaluating Electronic Health Records

April 03, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

“This guidance can be a useful tool for EHR developers to demonstrate that their systems don’t lead to use errors... It will provide a way for developers and evaluators to objectively assess how easy their EHR systems are to learn and operate, while maximizing efficiency...”

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Howard Schmidt to Unveil Report on Health Information Security

March 02, 2012 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

Schmidt is slated to announce the third publication in the Internet Security Alliance's financial cyber risk management series, "The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for enhanced PHI Security"...

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NIST Pursues Health Record System Usability Testing

February 22, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks manufacturers of electronic health record (EHR) systems to participate in a research effort to develop methods for assessing the usability of health information systems...

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A Conversation With Richard Clarke – Part II

February 04, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Chris Wysopal and cyber security expert Richard Clarke continue their discussion on the changing cyber threat environment, the evolving cyber legislation landscape, and steps you can take to strengthen your organization’s resilience...

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Healthcare Data Interoperability Pain

January 18, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Imagine vendor-neutral, standard middleware for EHR applications that would expose data for patients and doctors using an encrypted Atom protocol – very simple, very easy to implement, easy to secure and with very clear privacy boundaries...

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HIT Security: Conclusions in a Contradictory Report-Sandwich

December 02, 2011 Added by:Ed Moyle

The barometer that the Ponemon study uses (i.e. breach disclosures, breach impact) could actually be an indicator of better security instead of worse. It could be the case that breaches are on the rise because we're finding them more because not looking for them so violates federal law...

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Multi-Million Dollar HIPAA-HITECH Penalty Issued

February 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Due to their apparent lack of compliance, as well as demonstrable arrogance with regard to dealing with the OCR investigators, Cignet now has the dubious honor of being the poster child for HIPAA/HITECH willful neglect," said privacy expert and Infosec Island contributor Rebecca Herold...

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