Lost and stolen mobile devices might be a leading cause of data breaches. But it's a strategic mistake for enterprises to focus too heavily on device security, says Christy Wyatt, CEO of Good Technology.
It's time to consider amending the HIPAA Privacy Rule to enable the sharing of certain research data, without patients' authorization, to help improve the quality of care, contends Douglas Fridsma, M.D., a former federal health IT leader.
A Connecticut Supreme Court ruling paving the way for a case involving accusations of negligence stemming from an alleged violation of HIPAA privacy standards could potentially have an impact on data breach cases, the plaintiff's attorney says.
To protect against medical ID theft and fraud, healthcare organizations need to build comprehensive security programs that go beyond just putting their "finger in the dike," says security expert Mark Ford of Deloitte.
Healthcare providers that decide to accept consumer-generated health or fitness data from wearable devices, such as the upcoming Apple Watch, need to develop a plan for protecting the privacy of that information, says privacy attorney Scot Ganow.
One year after HIPAA Omnibus Rule enforcement began, why do so many healthcare entities and business associates continue to struggle with even the most basic requirements? Security expert Andrew Hicks offers insights.
Healthcare data breaches, such as the recent hacking incident at Community Health Systems, point to the need to improve data governance programs, say two security experts, who offer breach prevention insights.
Compliance attorney Betsy Hodge discusses the last remaining HIPAA Omnibus deadline that's quickly approaching for covered entities and business associates, and the impact of the final rule nearly one year after its enforcement began.
When patient data is used for secondary purposes, such as research, it must be de-identified. But is this process consistently reliable in protecting patient privacy? Two experts describe the challenges.