The advocacy group Patient Privacy Rights has co-developed a "trust framework" that IT vendors and their clients can use to help measure compliance with privacy principles. But will it prove practical?
In the aftermath of a massive health data breach last year and a smaller incident this year, the state of Utah is taking a number of steps, including creating a data security office within the health department.
An advisory panel is outlining how to address privacy and security issues involved in the exchange of patient information among healthcare providers using the query and response method. How will the recommendations be put to use?
The new Aurora Research Institute is taking multiple steps to protect the privacy of patients who participate in medical research, clinical trials and personalized medicine endeavors, says institute leader Randall Lambrecht.
Healthcare organizations signing new deals with vendors, including many cloud services providers, must make sure that their business associate agreements reflect the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule's requirements.
Preparing for compliance with the privacy and security provisions of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program go hand-in-hand, says federal privacy officer Joy Pritts.
Patient portals can fulfill some regulatory requirements related to providing individuals with electronic access to their medical records. But privacy and security concerns must be addressed, two experts say.
As a result of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, which broadens the number of organizations that must meet privacy and security requirements, demand for infosec pros in healthcare is higher than ever. Where is the greatest need?
Security and IT leaders, including John Halamka, are calling attention to the difficulty of complying with a HIPAA Omnibus provision about not passing along certain patient information to insurers. What are their concerns?
Several consumer advocates say they're pleased that the HIPAA Omnibus Rule strengthens patient privacy protections and helps ensure patients can obtain their records. Learn about what they like - and dislike - in the rule.