The challenge for payers is meeting the demand for direct, real-time access while safeguarding electronic protected health information shared through mobile channels.
HIMSS has issued a set of recommendations to help financial institutions comply with federal privacy laws for protected patient health data.
Although a proactive approach to security doesn't necessarily guarantee the safety of your patients' files and records, it at least can offer comfort to patients to know the steps your organization is taking ahead of time to try to do so.
Personal information for thousands of patients both at Hartford (Conn.) Hospital and VNA HealthCare, which provides home healthcare for Hartford HealthCare patients, is in jeopardy following the theft of an unencrypted laptop computer, the hospital announced.
Healthcare providers and health information exchanges must do a better job of protecting patients' privacy, allowing them to access their own healthcare data, and developing consistent "rules of the
A comprehensive new report released this week, outlines the fragile state of patient information security, offering up a five-step methodology to help healthcare CIOs and CEOs determine the right
UCLA Health System has agreed to pay a fine of $865,000 and to develop a correction action plan to settle potential HIPAA privacy violations involving improper disclosures of medical records at its
Health Net will pay $55,000 to settle a complaint that it didn't inform customers in Vermont that their personal information was lost along with an unencrypted computer hard drive. The
Here's another reminder: Secure your laptop computers. HHS officials last week confirmed what many people have long suspected: Laptop theft is the most common source of health data breaches affecting