Posted on January 16th, 2011 No comments
It’s a question practices should be asking in the wake of the news that a server containing personal patient and billing information was breached at a radiology practice in Rochester, N.H.
Is Your Patient Data Secure?
Posted on January 7th, 2011 No comments
The Health and Human Services Department’s inspector general plans to take a cold, hard look at the department’s privacy and security policies with a particularly close eye on initiatives of the HITECH Act, which enshrined health IT practices into HHS regulation.
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As HHS Ramps up Health IT, IG Takes Close Look at EHR Security
Posted on October 18th, 2010 No comments
After a patient with a drug-induced heart problem was treated at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center in Jacksonville, he wanted to pay the bill himself to preserve his privacy. That request highlighted one of the individual rights that was created by the HITECH Act and spelled out in HHS’s July 14 proposed rulemaking.
Posted on September 15th, 2010 No comments
When it comes to compliance with regulatory or industry mandates, IT needs to be concerned primarily with two issues: privacy and data integrity. “Concerns about data integrity have been around for years now, but privacy issues have come to light, especially with the passage of the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinica…
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