Providing patients with more transparency into who's electronically requesting their health information can not only improve data privacy, but also help patients catch record errors and ID theft, says David Staggs, a participant in a new pilot.
Healthcare data is generated by numerous systems and in a wide variety of formats. Add to this an ever changing IT vendor technology landscape and it's no surprise that most healthcare applications do not conform to a single data format. With so many unique formats to contend with, managing this data and deriving...
For Healthcare providers, archiving electronic content is a critical best practice that every organization should follow. It not only assures that you meet your legal obligations to retain patient and client information, it is necessary to ensure compliance with HIPAA regulations. Surprisingly, some organizations...
The American Health Information Management Association plans to work with various states next year to move toward more uniform privacy and security requirements that are in synch with federal requirements, says Lynne Thomas Gordon, AHIMA's new CEO.
Deven McGraw, co-chair of the Privacy and Security Tiger Team that's advising federal healthcare regulators, explains why she's frustrated by delays in rolling out new regulations to protect electronic health records and safeguard the exchange of patient information.
While a presidential advisory council wants to move forward quickly with using metadata tags within electronic health records, such as to indicate patient privacy preferences, another federal advisory panel is saying "not so fast."
What is the key to winning financial support from senior executives for an investment in encryption technology? How can encryption be used to mitigate security and privacy risks? And how does encryption fit as a component of an enterprise's risk-management strategy?
This webinar, featuring a security expert who...
Staff training, aggressive breach prevention efforts and strong sanctions for violating policies are key to creating a corporate culture that values privacy and security, says Alan Dowling, the new CEO of the American Health Information Management Association.